Our garden appears to be in a confused state at the moment. I think the plants are just having a little fun trying to defy the seasons.
There are those plants that refuse to accept that summer has been and gone. Maybe they are still waiting, like us, unable to believe that last season's summer just never materialised.
The roses still live in hope and are continuing to produce buds.
Not an aphid in sight, no powdery mildew either but once these buds break open they will soon wish they hadn't bothered.
The penstemons in both the front and back garden are worth the effort as they continue flowering for such a long period.
I've been really pleased with the planting in the front garden which has had interest colour from February and is still refusing to completely give in to the approach of winter.
Then there is a newly opened kaffir lily that has sprung up out of nowhere - it seems to have sneaked along the edge of the white and blue border.
It can stay there for now but will have to be moved. Pity it isn't one of the white ones but that would be pushing our luck as we only have red ones planted in the garden.