It is a grey damp day and the cats seem to have brought in quite extraordinary quantities of mud overnight, so I thought it was time for some more pictures from my summer garden.
These show the growth, down the years, of what is now a huge white hydrangea. It is in an enormous tub, but I am still amazed at what it can do in a container.
I never really liked the hydrangeas of my childhood, which always seemed to be small, unattractive plants with muddy pink flowers.
But this white hydrangea is glorious, even if I do have to go out in rain storms to shake the water off its huge flowers to prevent the stems snapping.