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.
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
Anyhow back to cutting the privet hedge.