The hollyhocks are starting to take over now the poppies are losing their petals. I love how they come back year after year, different combinations of colours, but always with a bit of a "wow" factor and fuss free, apart from the rust which usually covers the leaves but doesn't affect the flowers. This year they seem really healthy, so I guess it's damp weather thing.
Echinops and clematis are loving the heat too.
The garden is alive with bees, butterflies and hoverflies. They love this "Graham Thomas" honeysuckle, It has a much stronger scent than the other red and yellow one, really intense. Sadly it hasn't grown very big and only has a few flowers each year, I think a sunnier site would suit it better.
And finally, these gorgeous gooseberries will need picking soon. There's two bushes laden with fruit, so I need to figure out what I'm going to do with it all.
Hope you enjoy the weekend.