Taking a break from other posts to peep into the garden in August. The time of year when I start to become somewhat bored with the garden. Gone is the newness and freshness of spring with all its beautiful blossom and the June flush of roses with their bright and vibant colours, not to mention the colour and perfume of the Lavenders.
However August can bring a beauty of it's own. Plants may be slightly faded and lots of shrubs pruned back, but those that are in flower take on a more rugged and untidy look with an abundance of growth. So come on in and have a peep and join the tea party if you like.
Lots of people from our house church are away on holiday at the moment so those that are left get to enjoy a couple of hours taking tea in the garden with a good selection of home made cakes too of course.
One of the pots contains a delicate Earl Grey tea sent to me by Willow of Willows Cottage in California. Willow and her husband stayed with us last year and she sent the tea over with Sara of Much Ado About Something (also from California) who stayed here this year with her husband CT.Both their blogs are on my sidebar.