Another 40 degree plus day with no rain. Even the tough old plants like agapanthus are looking very tatty. All my little treasures, like daphnes and luculia, new camellias and some perennials have given up. My hillside of azaleas looks terrible. They are the tough old varieties so maybe they will spring back if it ever does rain again, but they don't look like it today. I walk around what was a beautiful garden and I feel despair. Even the grass is dying and the cracks all over the lawns have to be seen to be believed.