It’s not often I’m lost for words, but even I’m ever-so-slightly gobsmacked at just how utterly gorgeous my garden is now. I was hoping for this cacophony of colour by mid August, so to have it already is like some sort of magical and wonderful blessing.

It’s quickly transformed into the utterly joyous flower jungle of my dreams. There’s nothing quite like it as inspiration for an early morning alarm call. I’m up and out with the sparrows, dead-heading, dunking my two gallon can into full water troughs and sloshing around like a whirling dervish.

I admit I am talking to my gorgeous blooms too sometimes. I’m just so in love with them all.

Forgive me for lots of extra pics of delicious blooms, but I’m past the point of being able to help myself. All that’s needed now is a bit of judicious tying in and trimming older foliage, mixed in with a regular, generous drink of some tomato-like liquid feed to keep plants pumping out blooms for the next few months.

After such a dry spring and then record breaking heat in June, it’s no surprise that some of the incredible edibles that I mixed into the planting, like Coriander, Fennel and Chard, have bolted and gone straight to seed. Mildew has also started to ravage my ravishing red ‘Scarlet Tunic’ and hot pink ‘Robert Uvedale’ Sweet Peas.

However, even this can’t remotely dampen my spirits or detract from the #totalflowerfiesta that is at full-tilt.

I just can’t get enough of this floral fun fair happening right outside my door.