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After three days of cloud and rain, this one was hot and humid. Too much so for making a start on restoring our plants to their best condition.
The sun did, however, cast friendly light upon such as these heucheras and leaves of barren crocosmias.
Those crocosmias my not have bloomed this year, but many have.
During last week’s storms the container of our aptly named Tumbler tomatoes was blown down, smashing another underneath. It has recovered reasonably well.
The hydrangeas have probably fared best in the wet weather.
Roses such as Mamma Mia
and Special Anniversary have become rather spotty.
The New Guinea impatiens plants have thrived,
as have various cosmoses, like those adorning Florence.
Canna lilies stand proud in the Palm Bed.
Various delicate penstemons, like this one with a lodger, also remain upright,
while the stems of this unusual antique pink foxglove has stooped a little.
The clematis Marie Boisselot still climbs her obelisk.
The begonias and geraniums are doing well, but we have a lot of dead heading to catch up on.
This evening we dined on pork and apple sausages with strips of pork belly, fried mushrooms and onions, crisp cabbage and carrots, and mashed potatoes. I drank Meszaros Pal Kekfrankos 2013, while Jackie chose fruit jiuce.