This week, the UK is enjoying a mini heatwave. The sudden high temperatures and humidity are a little challenging to work and sleep in, but mostly welcome after the drab and cool start to our summer so far.
I’m quite intrigued at the comparison between my Salvia ‘Kate Glen‘ plants; two of which have overwintered in the garden, while the other I potted up and kept in our unheated greenhouse.
In August, the sun rises behind the horse chestnut and beech trees where our garden boundary narrows.
In the third year since our purchase at the Malvern Spring Show, Dierama ‘Merlin’ has really found its stride this year.
There’s no denying that our terrace could do with weeding: however, the occasional interloper like this one makes me smile.
Earlier last month, I enjoyed a tranquil walk around Dyffryn Gardens, covering most of the arboretum and more structured gardens.
After several busy weeks, we found an opportunity to catch up a little in the garden this weekend.
I’m really enjoying the vibrant hues of some Anemone coronaria flowers grown from corms that my Mum split with me in the autumn.
Snapshots of a walkabout at Dyffryn Gardens, near Cardiff, on a sunny spring afternoon.
This week has been full of sunshine, and while LO and I are fighting with ever-streaming noses and some impressive barking coughs, we’ve been out and about every day to enjoy that spring sunshine with some amazing walks.