Day 198: evening sun

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


A certain insouciance begins to infiltrate our garden at this point of the year. It’s as if some plants, notably the giant scabious (Cephalaria gigantia), having comported themselves as fine and upstanding members of the community for the past few weeks, suddenly decide to let themselves go a little. Cue much lolling about and general seediness, and throwing themselves in the direction of the setting sun as it provides the perfect backlighting for an unruly, happy mob, very much relaxing after another good job jobbed. I can’t blame them, and they provide delightful company for an evening’s quiet watering activity.

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