The last few months have been stuffed with so many dates, particularly with the garden openings and a baby due, that I hadn’t really looked beyond the end of July – and all of a sudden we are in August with a full month in the garden and very few dates on the calendar! Looking back at photographs from the end of July last year, it was noticeable that the garden is more lush and blowsy now than it was then, and possibly a little more colourful. There are generally more plants in the borders than before, I suppose, although not in the cutting beds which are laid out in exactly the same way although admittedly there are some extra dahlias in big pots. With another fairly dry summer, it has certainly not been wetter than last year either, although July was not quite as sunny as in 2016. Regardless of comparisons, there is still plenty of summer to come in the garden!
Have a look for yourselves, with views not in the slideshow format this month so the pictures are bigger – and don’t forget you can check out a map of the garden under The Garden tab above, to see where everything fits into the garden as a whole. Finally, although Helen the Patient Gardener no longer hosts this EOMV meme, I am still grateful to her for instigating this monthly record.