Yesterday evening there was a thunder storm that rumbled around for hours but sadly it rained for only a short time. The ground was wet this morning but has now dried out under the scorching sun; the weekend is forecast to be cooler with more storms; I hope they are right about the temperatures and some more rain would be lovely but storms I can live without because the threat of hail is ever present with a storm and strong winds are always cruel to the garden.
The most interesting part of the view is the Regal lilies in their pots on the terrace and then the eye is drawn almost immediately out of the garden. As I said last week, I’m happy to have the view so the problem could be worse but I do want to improve the planting just in front of the terrace which at present consists of Stipa tenuissima and ground cover Verbena. In September I will remove all this and add ????? not sure yet. It needs to be interesting in the winter as it is seen from the sitting room window and must be something that holds the eye in the garden before allowing it to wander out into the countryside beyond.
I took images early this morning at about 6.30.
The cuttings bed is beginning to have a few more things to cut. The Knautia is fabulous, I so enjoy having this, I wish the garden had more water so I could grow more of it there but never mind I can enjoy it cut in a vase.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, gardening or otherwise.