Sorry as I am not to make the short visit to DD’s, there are compensations. Yesterday was pleasantly cool, humid with the smell of rain in the air and the increase in volume of noise that rainy weather can bring, although the only rain we got was a brief shower at supper time accompanied by a couple of rumbles of thunder. I sat in the garden most of the afternoon writing a letter which happened to be in part about the garden. Although I did do some deadheading, weeding and took out the red poppy in Centre and two purple Tradescantias which had self-seeded there. Tradescantias are certainly deep rooted.
The Siberian irises are mostly finished by the maroon Bearded irises in East 2 are laden with buds and flowers. The pure yellow one which flowered two years ago has not reappeared; the one I thought it might be has the tips of dark petals poking through the bud sheath.
Photos: from where I sat by the big rock, Alpine Asters, Berberis Concorde, Pussytoes etc; and the bearded irises; dwarf iris Pristine Blue; the last Siberian iris ‘Ruflled Velvet’
and a little clump of Siberians in Bay.