Garden - 12th Aug 18

After around 8 weeks of NO rain and hot, hot sun (almost every day 80F+ and often >90F) the heavens opened and we have had a lot of torrential rain for the last week or so. The garden so needed it. It is starting to recover - but quite a few of the shrubs are dead.

As you can see the grass is only just starting to recover
Begonias in the pots have been well watered so now look good
The dahlias in the beds are way behind last year's due to the drought. Starting to recover now.
Dahlias in the pots look great! Well, they have been fed and watered throughout the drought.
Planter by the greenhouse with Mo's fuchsia looking good for another year
Hanging basket by annex door
The beds on the lower path have looked awful in the drought. First signs of recovery now...
Great year for the petunias as they love sun
Down in the forest part of the garden. The oak tree still going strong as are the many tees I planted as saplings nearly 20 years ago
Best year ever for outdoor tomatoes!