It has been mostly sunny this week and hot in comparison to previous weeks but nothing like the usual heat we endure during the first week of August, hence my title! I’m happy.
The early mornings and evening are cool, wonderful! I can work outside, I can sleep at night, there is nothing to not love about the weather so far this year.
Nothing usually actuals grows during July and August; if I’m lucky things are dormant if not so lucky they die. So it is amazing to see that all the Box in the formal garden that were pruned in June are now covered in new growth; the Panicums on the slope, which in other years have caused some mirth to my readers because they are so short are growing and making good sized clumps.
The Perovskia continues to produce its profusion of blue flowers; I think the fennel is determined to reach the sky and Solanum jasminoides ‘Album’ is covered with its white star-like blooms. Note to self – I must take more cuttings of the Solanum, it would be a wonderful plant for the pots on the terrace, the only thing it lacks is perfume.
Is there a plant in your garden that is flowering differently this year; is that because of the weather or some different treatment you’ve given it?