I’ve never tried to make a rich display for late summer, creating those kind of semitropical displays with canna lilies that Christopher Lloyd loved so much. I don’t like cannas, or bananas, and the dahlias I tried were martyrs to earwigs.
But no matter what I do (or don’t do) my garden seems to do the rich colour thing at this time of year, in mid-to-late August.
Everywhere is the backdrop of overgrown green foliage, and even one or two points of sharp colour against it — the crocosmia, the red rose Etoile de Holland and clematis Polish Spirit — create that sumptuous feeling.
What is gorgeous in your garden this week?