For the whole of the past week the weather has been hot during the day with pleasant evenings and not cold at night, today there are fluffy clouds and it isn’t so hot.
In the morning there is quite a bit of dew on the gravel so I assume also on the soil of the borders. The garden has a certain freshness to it. I am definitely wishing I hadn’t cut back the Stipa tenuissima, because if I had combed out the dead stems it would be green now instead of nasty short stalks and there wouldn’t be so much bare earth showing.
There are fewer Californian poppies than I remember from this time last year, but looking at images of last September there were only a few, the memory plays tricks, a good reason for documenting exactly what is blooming. I was still away for September bloomday but I’m going to photograph everything flowering today as a record for me, too late to post them.
What’s surprising you in the garden this week.