August has been a very dry month for us in the SW corner of England and the plants are suffering from the lack of rain. We have thunderstorms forecast for later in the week, so hopefully that will make a difference. In spite of the heat and lack of rain, the flowers keep coming, you have to admire their tenacity.
Buddleja are now flowering which brings in the butterflies, this is a Red Admiral.
Herbacious Clematis Durandii, I’ve never known this to have so many flowers.
One of the few pink hydrangeas that I have.
Rosa Willaim Morris, such a beautiful colour.
Perovskia is flowering well this year, but I think I will move it to the gravel area when it is finished. It is far too tall for the alpine scree where it is now.
Hydrangea Ayesha with the curled back petals, it can’t decide whether it wants to be blue or pink.
Clematis on the pergola going up to the veggie beds.
A bee enjoying the Verbena bonariensis.
A lovely pale kniphofia has just started flowering in the front border.
Cardoon by the field has started flowering recently, such a lovely huge flower.
Also in the same border is a lovely dark lily, this has somehow avoided the ravishes of the red lily beetle, thank goodness.
Crocosmia solfaterre and a blue lacecap hydrangea look good together.
A small red crocosmia has appeared in the bog garden, is it a seedling of Lucifer, he is very close by?
Another lacecap hydrangea in the back border.
Tritonia, a relative of crocosmia, in the border next to the alpine scree.
Gleaming like gold in the sunshine are the flowers of my favourite grass, Stipa gigantea.
I think I managed to photograph the flowers without catching too many weeds! Hopefully the promised rain will make the garden lose it’s stressed look, some of the plants are suffering due to the lack of rain. Individual flowers look ok, but long views are not a pretty sight at the moment!
I’m joining in once again with Carol at May Dreams Gardens, do pay her a visit to see other flowers around the world.