I am a day late with ‘the view’ this week. I could tell you I was so busy I had no time to take any photographs; I could say it was raining so heavily that it was impossible to go outside but the truth is that neither justification is true. The simple truth is I completely forget and by the time I remembered it was dark!
The weather this week has been warmer except for Saturday when it was cool and we suffered a heavy thunder storm, so heavy that I read that 7.8 mm of rain fell in about two hours (that’s nearly 3 inches). The sky has had a few fluffy white clouds and as you can imagine after so much rain it is very humid and the mosquitoes have been biting even during the day.
The usual view, the fennel is encroaching onto the drive and will have to be cut back soon
Looking slightly to the left, the Perovskia is flowering beautifully
The Gaura which usually dies back on the slope during summer is continuing to flower
Gaura with the soft seed-head of a Perovskia showing the seeds are ready
Tulbaghia have stopped flowering, I probably should dead-head them but the strong smell of garlic when you touch them rather puts me off
I planted this Phlomis cutting out two years ago, it is growing strongly and forming a nice bush
Mirabilis jalapa with Solanum jasminoides Album
Mirabilis jalapa, as soon as the sun hits this in the morning the flowers close until the evening
Looking up the slope from the gate