We didn't get the rain that was promised over the weekend, it was still very warm yesterday although not quite as hot as last week it still managed to get into the high 20's C.
Finally this morning we have had some rain, not much so far, but thank goodness it has cooled down, the forecast for the rest of the day is overcast with showers, that's fine by me :-)
I took some photos around the garden last week so I thought I'd share those today. Some things don't seem to have done so well this year, others have done better than expected. The trailing fuchsias I bought from a local garden centre turned out not to be trailing (grrr) and have put on such a poor show.
The cosmos and marigolds I grew from seed and are doing very well, I'll definitely do those again next year.
The roses I cut right back last year have come back lovely, (i thought I might have over done the cutting), there is only one not doing so well and I think that has more to do with where it's planted so I might have to dig that out.
The hydrangeas are doing really well, the purple one was already here when we moved in and for the first time I remembered to feed it this year and it's grown so much, the red one I bought last year has doubled in size, so pleased with those.
I love dahlia's but usually they don't fair too well because of the slugs, but still, I decided to give them another go this year and so far I'm happy that they have done ok.
On the whole I'm pleased with how things have done and how the garden looks, I know Mark thinks our garden has too much going on, and, there are things I would change if I could and some things I would take out completely but I'm not sure it would be worth the cost, so for now it is what it is.