I always like to cut some flowers to bring into the house each week. This is one of my favourite roses from the garden, it is called Felicia, it is a shrub rose that has clusters of pale pink flowers. It produces scented flowers from June to October - what more can you ask of a rose? Isn't it beautiful?
The garden is looking very lush and green and with all the rain we have been having the slugs and snails have been causing havoc. Especially in the last week, when it has been so wet and I have been too busy to go out and round them up!
Another of my favourite flowers at this time of the year is Geranium Summer skies, it is quite tall but I love the colour of it! It's the only summer skies we have seen recently!
Twinkle has been enjoying the catmint, as you can see! Unfortunately the catmint (Nepeta) does from time to time attract other cats into the garden too.
Lavender is another of my favourite summer flowers. The smell instantly takes me back to a childhood summer holiday in the hills above Cannes in the South of France.
One of our last roses to bloom is Tuscany Superb. the colour makes me think of crushed velvet.
Our wildlife pond is full and very clear. We have a family of newts, water boatmen and we still have some tadpoles. I don't remember seeing them this late before. I tried to photograph the newts and tadpoles and all I got was the water boatmen, nevermind, they are in there somewhere!
Wishing you a good week.