It’s 20.C and rising, warm air is circulating in the early morning sunshine, spiders webs glisten with the dew and late summer herbaceous plants are providing a real show to talk about. Nerine bowdenii produces attractive umbels of flowerheads on stiff stems. A native to the Drackensburg mountains of South Africa, yet it does well here in the uk with a little protection. Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ and Rudbeckia hirta ‘Black eyed Susan’from North America are star performers this time of year along with Salvias, Dahlias, Kniphofia rooperi, Fuchia, Grasses, Cleome , Aconitum, Eucomis and Cosmos. Who said summer glory fades in late August, well come and see the garden right now ,it’s stunning.