|"Julio" by Diana Roles in pride of place behind vibrant red Crocosmia "Lucifer"|
|A bit of a jungle but I like the way Julio and the bird bath complement one another seen from the house|
|Feuille in the shadier spot - for a while...|
Quite a lot of colour in the garden just now - I am surprised! My first dahlia has opened - a vibrant red. Pity something seems to be eating it already so I have put up a few straw-filled flower pots in the hope of catching out the odd slumbering earwig.
A couple of trips to local garden centres provided some cheerful gap-fillers at discounted prices including some ever-endearing violas, blue salvias and a black-eyed Susan which I am hoping to over-winter.
Picked my first cherry tomatoes - very good - and a small crop of French beans is nearly ready. What a rich, lush place the garden is this August - one must be grateful to the rain for some things.