August was a month of high temperatures, even higher humidity and hardly any rain.
The garden slowly dried out as I only water the veggie containers. Being on a well and in the country it is impossible to water everything.
We did have some glorious rain on and off for two days. But it was not enough to coax the wanna be grass back to being green, though the weeds kept on growing.
The poplar trees are so dry that many leaves are turning yellow and falling from lack of rain. One good thing is that the lawns do not have to be cut and trimmed as frequently.
The gardens are mainly perennial plants that are tolerant of little water.
The shady areas at the front of the house do well with water for the pots.
Summer weather will slowly fade away as the ‘ber’ months arrive. Signs of fall are slowing creeping into the garden as the sedum gives hints of the colour to come.
Through my Garden Gate is the place you can see other August gardens from around the world.
- bridge garden
- farmyard garden
- fence garden
- front shade garden
- front diamond garden
- Herb’s Place
- tea thyme garden
- sign post garden
- trellis garden
- veggie garden