We seem to have had weeks of grey skies and rain. When the sun came out yesterday, just for a few precious hours, I took some photographs of corners of the garden. A few flowers are surviving the wind, rain and low temperatures that the jet stream has brought us this summer.
Above, the scented Paul`s Himalayan Musk rose is coming into bloom, despite the main mass of the plant falling off the pergola in a recent storm.
Below are the first delphinium flowers, alongside self-set foxgloves. Geranium Shepherd`s Warning is at the front of the border.
Most of this year`s poppies had their lovely, fragile petals smashed to ribbons by driving rain, so these two are welcome survivors.
Ox-eye daisies , flattened by rain in the long grass.
Foxglove and the white campion, Dusty Miller.
Penstemon, Geranium Johnson`s Blue and early shrub roses.
The bright coral climbing rose, Lady Penelope.
In wilder corners grow comfrey and elder.....
.....woundwort and teasel.
Curry plant and catnip in sunshine, before the clouds rolled in from the wet South West and showers of rain fell all evening.