Have you started saying: "Is it hot or is it me?"
They have introduced an hosepipe ban in Dublin. Be careful the Hosepipe Police may arrest you for watering your plants! They won't ban exhaust pipes and all the pollution the cars are making will they?
When I went to Dorset I couldn't get over how busy English roads are these days. Especially walking along the A35 near Dorchester. The noise and speed and rubbish in the verges was horrendous. We met a decorator in a beautiful Victorian Anglican church who told us there would be no cars in one hundred years time. I wonder what Thomas Hardy would of thought about it all?
Any way. Before I went on my travels. I made these Cotoneaster and Nepeta cuttings. You don't need any special skills to make new plants. Just some scissors or secateurs, compost, rooting powder and a lot of patience.
Yesterday I potted on twelve new plants. All for absolutely nothing. I gave them a good watering and they are now on their holidays in the shade under one of our hedges.