Tuesday View (22nd July)

It’s extremely humid today after heavy rain last night and this morning. The garden looked a little bedraggled earlier, but the Perovskia is standing up again!

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Everything is looking incredibly green for the end of July. The Scabiosa is opening, one solitary crocosmia is flowering for the first time, and the pink rose (back, centre) is excelling itself…

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And the hover flies think it’s wonderful!

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My favourite plant this week is the Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ that has just started flowering. I love its big leaves, but the red spiky flowers are pretty too. The insects love them, and they flower until the first frost. A robust, colourful addition to the rockery and the snails ignore them too!

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What’s your favourite plant today?