Some of my favourites in the garden in August are:
On the left, Crinum, these huge bulbs first emerge in early spring and the leaves are ravaged by the frosts, slugs and mice. However they always survive and in August the flower spikes erupt and the lovely white flowers (usually 4 on each spike) open and last for around 4 weeks.
Next to the crinum is my new David Austin rose called Tottering by Gently.
Another favourite at the moment is agapanthus, I planted these along the edge of the patio.
They have grown about a metre tall and provide the screening I had hoped that gives the seating area a cosy enclosed feel during the summer months.
Then there is the Aeonium Zwartkop. I bought a cutting at an open garden I visited in 2010. Since then I have taken dozens of cuttings and have numerous pots of them. They go into an unheated greenhouse over winter but come out when all frosts are gone and spend the summer in the sunshine (and rain).
This one I am very pleased with and is 4 separate cuttings in one pot.
Of course the other highlight of the month is the fruit and vegetable we are harvesting, beans, peas, cabbage, edamame, courgette, cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, figs, currants, peaches, apples, raspberries, blueberries and much more.