August has been a very mixed month here for weather, lots of rain, and a fair bit of sunshine, but not enough! In spite of this, plants have been flourishing. Shrubs that normally would have dropped their flower buds for next spring because of a lack of rain, are looking very healthy, with a full quota of flower buds, next spring should be very colourful! we should be thankful for all our rain.
The chinese ginger jar has had a summer haircut and stands out nicely from the flowers behind. I think I need some white in the background in the space that has been left when I removed a shrub that was suckering everywhere!
Another area which still needs more plants is in the back garden, again where 2 shrubs were removed when they died. There is still room for another 3 shrubs, but will plant those in the autumn.
This little red/yellow crocosmia suddenly popped up in the bog garden, how it got there I don’t know, but it looks rather nice with the Euphorbia leaves. I would have thought it would be too wet for it here.
The young Hydrangea paniculata is doing well so far, sending out plenty of flowers. Each year it should get better as it is cut back each year in the spring.
Tritonia is looking good in the raised rockery area. The bulbs are spreading, so it is obviously happy, but I will have to split them soon as they are taking over!
Clemaris Pearl d’Azure is flowering merrily on the pergola.
Crocosmia solfaterre has spread nicely at the foot of the blue lacecap hydrangea.
Anyone would think that it is Autumn, Rosa glauca certainly thinks so!
A Red Admiral butterfly on my white buddleja
And a Silver Washed Fritillary butterfly on the same plant.
A Peacock butterfly on the buddleja by the pergola.
Roses keep flowering, on and off, after their first wonderful flush in June.
These are just a few of the flowers blooming in August in the garden here in Devon, England. All our rain has made the garden feel very lush with plenty of flowers and foliage looking very happy.
Thanks must go to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting this monthly meme, do please pay her a visit to see other flowers from around the world.