The beginning of July was hot, sunny and all in all very pleasant with the occasional warm shower of rain.
All very idyllic and perfect growing conditions for all sorts of plants, both ornamentals, and edibles.
My first ever visit to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was in 2008, it was a bus trip, and it took hours to get there, and it rained……lots.
We had 16 consecutive days with no rain, and many of those days were joined by scorching weather and temperatures in the region of 30°c.
Dahlia ‘Bishop of Oxford’