It has been hot and sunny ALL DAY today! The first day this summer that a grey cloud has not crept across the sky to dampen spirits and threaten yet more rain. I took these photos in the late afternoon, but even then the light levels seemed higher than they had been for weeks.
Above is a lily I was given years ago as a birthday present. Today it was flowering better than ever.
This corner is a mixture of purple hebe, mallow and the cream of a hydrangea coming into flower.
The hebe was covered in feeding honey bees.
The Kiftsgate Rose has been seriously pruned this year. Its clumps of fragrant white flowers seemed to glow in the afternoon sunlight.