The last few weeks of August are often the most almost-perfect part of summer: warm but not sweltering days, cooler but not cold evenings and nights, mosquitoes have pretty much disappeared, butterflies are flitting every which way. The only thing that, in my books, would make these weeks totally perfect would be regular rainfall to ease worries over the well and keep the tomatoes and watermelon growing. But that may be asking too much. The garden knows summer is two thirds over: seeds are ripening and being disbursed, last-to-bloom perennials are starting to make their splash, autumn colours are showing up everywhere.
Here are six things in my garden this week. The Propagator hosts this Saturday show and tell on his site for gardeners around the world to share photos of their own six things. It’s also on Twitter – just look for the #SixOnSaturday hashtag.
That’s it for me this week. I hope your weekend will be enjoyable, enlightening, fun and, most of all, safe.