It was official – the wettest August in 20 years. Certainly there was no need to water the garden and the water butts were overflowing. At least the grass recovered and turned green once more after the scorching heat of July. The temperature was also, for most of the month, well below average.
Garden produce: tomatoes …
… and the first runner beans
The runner beans are late due to a blackfly infestation, but now the ladybirds are on the march – problem over!
It may look as if our column tree has flowers, but instead a fuchsia is climbing through the branches.
An old chimney pot makes an ideal container for a pot of fuchsia and lobelia.
Agapanthus on the terrace
A baby blackbird makes its first flight and lands on the gate.
The pears have done well this year.
Paprikas in the greenhouse
The first grapes are beginning to ripen.
Erik Satie – Gnossienne No. 1