It has largely been a good summer for our gardens, although we do need more rain now. A lot of our maintenance work at the moment is about keeping gardens looking good while they transition into autumn. Late season plants like Sedums and Asters are just coming into flower, while those such as Campanulas and many Salvias are finishing, so we try to keep them looking tidy without cutting them hard back as the foliage still has value.
The photo at the head this post is from a large border we planted in 2015. It has evolved since then and has reached a pleasing maturity. The plants featured are Lythrum Dropmore Purple, Kniphofia Tawny King and Verbena bonariensis. I have added this image to our Naturalistic & Contemporary gallery.