26th June 11

After several weeks of heavy rain, today is a scorcher! Over 80F. So the garden is well watered and the sun is bringing all the flowers out (again)

Back of the house in the sun. The Lavender hedge is looking glorious.
The bog garden (and the astilbes) have flourished in the wet conditions  
The first water lilies are out in flower 
Steps cascading with flowers
First Dahlias are out too
Roses on the pergola
The slopes are a mass of colour. This is exactly the effect I have tried to create.
The belvedere in the hot, harsh sunshine
The vegetables are really doing well. The cut-and-come-again salad is a particular hit.