I think the wonderful First Dog on the Moon has accurately summed up my feelings regarding the Age online weather forecast for the next seven days in his latest cartoon.
Our back courtyard faces north and west, with very little shade. Maybe I'll bring the fledgling herb garden inside for a few days so the plants don't burn to a crisp?!
(Oh, and a huge thanks to all the kind souls who have offered me gardening advice. Will be putting some of your creative ideas into practice soon!)