After a very hot, dry summer, we’ve started getting some much-needed rain showers over the past couple of weeks. It has cooled down a bit now, but the bees are still buzzing about the garden and some of the flowers have started to flourish again. So, during a brief dry spell this morning, I popped out to take some photos.
The bees love the echinacea plant and frequent it enthusiastically, before heading over the heather and lavender.
Marigolds are a popular flower in the garden and I enjoy photographing them. You might remember them from last year’s Summer Lovin’ post.
The lilac asters came from Grandad’s garden. He’s in his 90’s, yet still keeps a flourishing garden. He has cut back a bit, but he still occasionally brings some in some cuttings to brighten up their kitchen. Nan is never short of vegetables in the kitchen either.
There’s a steep bank at the back of the garden, perfect for growing heather. The snow drifts we had earlier in the year sadly crushed some of the heather, so it needs replacing in patches, yet a lot of it survived and the bees love it.
This sunflower isn’t the biggest or the tallest to have grown in the garden, despite all the sun we’ve had this summer. The village has held an annual sunflower competition in recent years, but this one won’t be winning any prizes!