Summer Gardens

Well summer is well and truly amongst us! The extreme heat has made everything flower & then fade very quickly, so lots of dead heading has been happening in peoples gardens. I think it is starting to feel Autumnal, the Liquidambar trees are starting to turn burgundy & the annual bedding plants are turning to seed a bit, although we are all trying frantically to keep them going!

The Echinacea, Lavenders & Hyssop are doing really well in my garden this year, & the bees are just loving it! There have also been some amazing moths around, maybe due to the hot weather, I am not sure. I found an Elephant Hawk Moth in a customers garden, stunning with its beautiful pink/grey colours.

I am already thinking about Autumn planting! That is the beauty of gardening though, always another season to look forward to.

Happy Gardening

Lucy

Wonderful Echinacea purpurea  with bee collecting pollen

Wonderful Echinacea purpurea with bee collecting pollen