. . . a bit later than planned. I took these photos a couple of weeks ago, just a week or so into the recent long, hot spell, then forgot about them while busy doing other things.
The very unlawny area of grass at the back is cracking up due to lack of moisture
but both the sunflowers and the figs are really enjoying the heat
the crocosmias - my very favourite flowers - are about to burst open
I've already picked a few helpings of runner beans
lots of tomatoes formed
a pot of hollyhock plants, which really should have been planted out by now
I've taken some cuttings from the fig tree, but not sure that they'll survive the intense heat
the little rose plants that JO gave me for my birthday continue to flower
my little pot of strawberry plants, which have been grown from seed
a couple of giant pots that have been planted up to sit outside the french windows
GM fixed some trellis to a small area of wall by the front door, and I managed to pick up a couple of reduced price clematis to plant there, one of them is already in flower
and the hydrangeas are looking quite magnificent.
Lastly (and by no means least) my friend Jean gave me a plant as a belated birthday present, which is still in the pot, but, if you look closely, it's actually two plants, one with plain leaves and one with variagated leaves - you purchased a bargain Jean, two for the price of one, so thank you again. They are still in the pot as I'm really not sure where to put them just yet.