The Tuesday View: 8th August 2017

Here is my view this Tuesday, as I focus on one area of my garden through the seasons.

Freshly mown grass always makes the garden look tidier, don’t you agree?!

And cooler temperatures also meant I could cut down (or pull out) a lot more of the Lysimachia  that has now gone brown and is starting to flop. It was on the right of the picture below…  If cut back in time it sends up new shoots which serve as perfect ground cover until the winter.

With some Alchemilla also cut back the view at ground level has opened up and the Heuchera leaves are looking wonderful in front of the purple Teucrium that just goes on and on flowering. 🙂

Now that the heat and humidity is subsiding, there is a distinct ‘late summer’ feeling to the garden, and nothing says it better than the sight of Golden Rod just coming into flower at the bottom right of the view (behind the Acer). Yes, the summer is drawing to an end and I am relieved that the temperatures are set to drop a few degrees over the next few days. Time for a breather! 🙂

I wonder if you are seeing signs of late summer yet in your gardens?

I welcome any other ‘Tuesday Views’ to link in to this post in the comments below.

Have a great week!

26 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 8th August 2017

  1. The trimmed lawn is a nice foil to the garden beds. Ah, goldenrod–I haven’t noticed signs of autumn yet here. Usually I “feel” the seasonal change with an uncanny sensation indicating summer is winding down. Your view is beautiful.

    • The golden rod has opened even more today Susie, but I am sure we have a lot more ‘summer’ to come! That feeling of summer drawing to an end was associated with the return to school in early September for most of my life, so now that I no longer teach I am not quite sure how to process it! LOL!

  2. Cathy la Vara de oro es preciosa y el Teucrium púrpura en floración me encanta. Tu jardín se ve hermoso. Yo no he notado en mi jardín ningún signo de cambio: hace calor y no llueve. Saludos de Margarita.

    • Yes, the stress of such a dry spring and then such brutal heat made one of my Euonymus drop its leaves in July, but it might produce some new ones yet before the autumn. Strangely enough my ferns in the sun have survived though!

  3. I love the look of a newly mown lawn, so trim. A pity it doesn’t last longer!
    Loving the Teucrium – what a performer. Same with the Perovskia. The Heuchera is looking good along with the bright spots of Lychnis.
    As yes, goldenrod… harbinger of fall. You’ll see it all around the perimeter of my view this week in the wild field beyond the garden. Summer is turning… http://wp.me/p3O3z4-1S6

  4. Good morning Cathy,
    I love to see what your garden is bringing at the moment. A feast to my eyes.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Rosehugs Marijke

    • Hi Amy. Yes, I think the garden looks better than it did in late June, as we have had regular rain for the past 4 or 5 weeks. In fact we have had much more rain than is normal, so another record has probably been broken!

    • Much greener than usual in August! We have had thunderstorms recently and the rain showers have been heavy. The humidity was unbearable for us, but the garden has really loved it!

  5. Yes, such a contrast with Christina’s garden – and interesting to see how different the hot temperatures in your part of Europe as you have had the humidity that she hasn’t. and rain too!

    • Yes, we have had extremely dry summers too, but this year’s rain came just in time (end of June) to prevent major drought damage. Last year was incredibly damp in contrast! The heatwave in Italy continues, but Christina’s garden seems to bounce back every year.

  6. Cathy, I’m glad the weather is allowing you time in the garden. It’s nice to hear, too, that things are cooling off. The anemone are usually up in August, but so far now buds or blooms. I’m not sure what that is about. The pumpkins vines are all racing across the garden, and I harvested my first before our trip. It stays warm well into October here, so we have a bit more hot summer to endure. As always, a lovely view.

    • Glad your pumpkins are doing so well for you Alys! I am looking forward to pumpkin season too – pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup are great favourites of mine. 🙂 Your trip must have given you a lovely rest from the heat – hope it keeps you going till your temperatures drop a bit. 🙂

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