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.
There are many plants and combinations that are making me smile in our garden this week. Here are three that have caught my eye – and the camera.
We woke to gentle rainfall this morning, the long hot weeks of sunshine finally faltering to give way to a greyer day, the morning laced with light rain: a temporary reprieve by all accounts and therefore all the more welcome.
Through these long hot summer days, the garden has filled out, knitting across any lingering gaps with a gentle progression of colour.
As May drew to a close, the garden was alight with flares of early summer colour.
On our recent trip to Kent, my Mum and I managed to squeeze in one last garden visit before we left.
August crept in while my back was turned; and although the garden still brims with summer, there is a definite sense of change approaching.
Summer has finally arrived, with a welcome run of long, hot sunny days which continue to stretch ahead of us.
As the march of the sun up the sky comes momentarily to a rest above us, before beginning its slow journey back down, it is turning out to be rather a strange June as far as the weather goes.
The last day of August arrives, heralding Summer’s decline; yet the garden is not giving up without a fight.