How about this for an amazing level of endurance through all that hot weather with notes from Christopher Meredith.
Steff and I, along with Ted and one dog, went to Pen Trumau today (Saturday 3 Aug. ’13) on our way to Waun Fach.
We had a look at the spiral of felts that we laid around midsummer’s day. The grass of the seed sown then is still growing, as you reported some time ago, sometimes wonderfully, very green in places, and what’s more, as you may know, growing through the most recently laid wool in numerous places. It seems to be doing better closer to the uphill edge of the spiral and there are some very visible patches, but the growth is more widespread than you might think on a first glance. The strongest areas seem to be between bands of felts nearer that uphill edge, but it’s most thrilling to me to see the fine stalks come up through the off-white of the wool.