Despite being known as a spring garden there is colour throughout the garden during the summer months.

The recent mixed weather has done wonders for the Hydrangea’s now in full bloom from the deep blue of ‘Teller Blue’ through whites of 'Fireworks', ‘Lanarth white’ and the paniculata varieties plus the pinks and purple of the wild collected species, including the amazing foliage of H.aspera, from Crug farm in Wales.

Add to this backdrop Eucryphia, Hoheria and the under used but excellent plant Clethra. Clethra is such a hard working plant you get summer flowering with scent, attractive form in the shape of a large shrub or small tree and wonderful coloured, peeling bark. You couldn’t ask for much more from a plant.