The weather has been more mixed this week with days of rain, some thunder storms alternating with warm days; ideal growing conditions. Everything is, if possible, even more lush than last week; there are new blooms to surprise me and new foliage growth all around the garden.
I took the images last evening as the sun was going down; the light had been especially beautiful all day; light is such an important element in the garden. I love the way the light changes throughout the day and even more through the year.
I love the effect of the different forms and heights in this view
I pulled out handfuls of the Eschscholzia seedlings around some smaller plants for example Phlomis and a Cistus I grew as a cutting. I definitely want to plant lots more Cistus on the slope; I love the changes brought about by the annuals and perennials but to make this part of the garden lower maintenance, it needs more drought tolerant shrubs.