A good job that we were all up early because it's tipping down with rain now!
Marigolds edge the vegetable beds
but at this time of year my flower borders seem to be predominately pink. I'm always on the look-out to add my favourite colour blue but never seem to get the mass of rich blue that I would like.
There's no problem growing purples but right now I'm on a search for a really BLUE aster. I've tried before and the results were poor, not at all what was promised on the label!
So for now the colour pink is winning and the stars of the late summer show are phlox, Japanese anemones and hydrangeas.
(Although my white anemone, 'Honorine Jobert', is a sickly little soul.)
Will 'Gertrude Jekyll' be my last rose of summer?