I’m not going to mention the weather. To be honest the garden doesn’t look a lot different this August from July but there are some interesting additions.
Many of the flowers from July are still showing, the Japanese anemones have a long flowering period…
… the Hemerocallis, Day Lily, has only a short one – as its name implies.One of the shrubs essential to any garden is Buddleia davidii not only for its fragrant blooms in late summer but for the butterflies it attracts.
Three more unusual plants in my side border are Crinum powelli, Clematis heracleifolia and Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ [Himalayan Ginger]
Far less showy but giving good ground cover in rough shady areas is Persicaria campanulatum. The humble Montbretia has many varieties, all a little invasive, one particular favourite of mine is Crocosomia solfatareI have other varieties of this easy plant
In my boggy area I grow this interesting plant, Kirengeshoma palmata, which is just coming into flower.
A small uncommon tree, Clerodendrum trichotomum, at this time of year develops strange fragrant flowers.
The Fuchsia papoose is showing its colourful bells and who knows with a little more sun plants like Helianthus Lemon Queen will brighten up the end of the month.
Anyhow back to cutting the privet hedge.
I wish my garden was as green as that. Bloody desert here.
I would swap some of your Spanish warmth for the inches of rain we are having at the moment.