Purple flowers, birds and beaks, butterflies, pond life and more
As August arrives, the look of the garden varies depending on the weather earlier in the year.
If we have already had plenty of summer rain, the August garden should remain very green. When a dry spring is followed by dry and hot weather in June or July, the garden and especially the grass can look very dried out
Towards the end of July the birdsong, which has filled the air from dawn to dusk since the spring, begins to diminish. In gardens and parks, and out in the countryside, many birds stop singing once their breeding season is over.
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