An afternoon of tying up things flattened by recent winds, and a weed gun session! Patio, paving by French window, and front garden all suitably scorched.
The first of the acanthus spikes is starting to open – at the moment, it’s only about five feet high and is being bullied by the ceanothus (which as usual I’ll prune severely as soon as it stops flowering). Acanthus loves it here, and gets to over 7 foot tall.
Resting on one of the acanthus flowers (barely visible in the big photo) is this pretty little moth – about a centimetre across. I think it’s a “mint moth”.