Every Tuesday Cathy at Words and Herbs asks us to share one view of our garden so we can assess its performance through the seasons.
I like to combine this post with a weather report as if not it is easy to forget exactly what the weather is doing each week.
Last Tuesday it was very hot, today is possibly even hotter but in between there was a break in the weather. Last Thursday there was a cool wind and on Friday despite my remarks that we wouldn’t have any rain now until the end of August at the earliest; it rained for 3 or 4 hours, I don’t know exactly because I went to the beach!!! In the north of Italy at Cortina it snowed and I’m told that in Tuscany in the Siena area there were huge hail stones which may well have destroyed wine production for this year. Here it rained and was extremely windy and the temperatures dropped to 14° C during the middle of the day, today it was more than 20° C higher at 36°C.
But a few hours of rain did little to halt the colour beige taking over the garden.
The only flower colour is blue from Perovskia that you can see in front of the Cypress middle-left; the Echinops I showed last week will be joining in soon.
Have you chosen a view to follow each week?; it is a great way for others to begin to understand your garden and for you to take note of all the small changes that happen through the year. Do visit Cathy to see other views.