It's cloudy, and for once I'm actually glad of the cooler weather. The summer weather has been almost perfect, certainly the best we've had in recent memory, but it's been too hot for working outside and I have some weeds to pull.
Before I get to work I walk around and look at the details. The lavender hedge along my curved path is finally filling out, and I love the texture of the grey foliage in front of the soft green carrot foliage, with slender cornstalks in the background.
I'm really loving the runner bean arch and the soft billowing clouds of cosmos. This is a nice shady corner to hide in on a hot summer's afternoon.
I found this pretty green fly snoozing on the cornstalks. I think he is disappointed I ripped out the flowering carrots...
Echinacea Pink Poodle provides a splash of colour and a solid area for the eye to rest on amongst all the paler, floaty blooms.
I do love my floaty blooms though. Gaura is one of my favourites.
On the few cloudy days we've had, or at dusk, I've noticed how the white flowers next to the fence glow and shine. This tree is Cercis Forest Pansy, and it looked just gorgeous with the frothy white bishop's flower twining through the burgundy leaves. The bishop's flower has now gone to seed, and I'll make sure I always have seedlings beneath this tree I think. Silver leaved plants also look nice here, so now I have a theme for this garden.
Here is the Nursery, with all the baby plants I've nurtured from seed or cutting.
I'm most excited by this rose cutting. I took it from a friend's garden at the start of January and it already has leaf growth and even roots! I wasn't expecting to see these so soon, so I hope it can maintain its growth.
The forecast for this weekend is hot again, so now that I've got things tidied up I can get out my lounge chairs and enjoy it.