The Garden in August1st August 2009 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
The Matucana sweet peas are at their peak. One of the oldest surviving varieties, its fragrance is unrivalled.
This Phlox – I think it is ‘Eventide’ – does surprisingly well in a shady area.
The lovely hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ has florets more like lilac blooms than hydrangeas.
Myrtle was a traditional flower in Victorian wedding bouquets. I’m gradually pruning off the lower branches of this multi-stemmed shrub to reveal the lovely cinnamon-coloured bark.
The white Agapanthus are at their best outlined against dark foliage
Despite the very cold winter, the dahlias I left in the ground have al survived and are now in full bloom. Our free-draining, sandy soil does have some benefits!