Through the Garden Gate August
Another glimpse of the garden unfortunately posted a few days after the end of the month...
We have many insects visiting the garden this month, it is lovely to hear the hum of the bees as they collect pollen from the flowers.
The caterpillars of the white butterfly haven't been such a welcome sight they have devastated the nasturtiums
The garden can look so different in different shades of light the one above and below was taken when the sensor lights came on.
Whereas the early morning sunlight gave the neighbouring hedgerow a golden glow especially against the darker vegetable garden and cutting patch.
The cosmos and verbena are the stars of this month in the flowering garden,
I bought a mixed selection of Cosmos seeds from Sarah Raven this year. Although they are lovely I think I prefer the double variety I had last year. What do you think?
The roses are producing a second bloom. This one is called Burgundy Ice.
I always enjoy having flowers with more autumnal colours in the garden at this time of year .
We have had a huge crop of tomatoes with four different varieties, they all have a unique taste, which prevents us feeling overloaded with them.
Thank you so much for all the suggestions you gave me of what to do with the courgettes. We have had some delicious dishes. We only had two plants one green and one yellow one. I'm just so glad the yellow one isn't quite so vigorous!
In another corner of the garden the grape vine on the pergola has been producing so many bunches of grapes. We have enjoyed sitting under the shade but we probably should have reduced the leaf canopy more thoroughly to allow the grapes to develop more. Oh well there is always next year!
What has been the best thing in your garden in August?
Please visit the other gardens who are joining me in through the Garden Gate. If you wish to join us please mention in the comments below.
Others taking part in through the garden gate are:-
Vintage Sheet Addict
Elephant's Eye on False Bay
Thank you for all your recent comments it was interesting to read about how life saving at sea operates in other countries. I have been struggling to get around to visiting everyone lately, I thought I was going to have so much spare time after giving up work!