THE START OF AUGUST IN THE GARDEN
We've had some good gardening weather this week. Not too hot and not too wet, but just right. Time to do a little tidying up; cutting back the old foliage and propping up any floppers. It's mostly Long Border action this week, but before we get onto that lets stop and admire this dainty lass.
1. Nigella damascena
2. The Long Border Part 1
3. Eryngium, Dahlia and Sweet Pea
4. Lilium 'African Queen'
5. Echinacea purpurea
6. Long Border Part 2
The sun was just coming up as I took this shot of the start of the border, where the striped leaves of Iris pallida variegata mingle with Anthemis tinctoria EC Buxton. Past the tall group of Rudbeckia laciniata, which is still in bud, are the Agapanthus and Marigolds featured last week.