The Wonders Of August

This month has seen an abundance of growing for all the plants in the garden. We have seen the Japanese Maples reaching their freshly formed foliage into pathways and Azaleas stretching their new growth upwards towards the sunshine.
The weather has been cooling over the last few weeks and some of the trees have begun showing very early signs of autumn; some with their colours beginning their transformation and others dropping the first of their leaves. This is very early, but does mean that we might see the spectacular colour change a bit earlier than last year! As last year it was late, only seeing the full splendour in October.
The Koi carp have been lively as they are now in the process of breeding and one jumped out of the water whilst i was visiting the garden today – but sadly i wasn’t quick enough to catch it on camera!
Many turquoise coloured damsel flies were flitting around the water with their vivid blue catching my eye as they zipped by.
Today was a glorious sunny, summer day, and we have had lots of visitors through our doors with smiles on their faces – which has been so, so lovely to see.
The response from visitors has been wonderful with many people saying they have felt so relaxed after their walk around.
My visit today was in the late afternoon, so i got to see the light as it becomes golden for the end of the day – and as i am not the gardener – i always love getting the chance to walk around the garden and admire all the hard work that goes in to keeping it so beautiful!
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