Warm days and perfume in the air, the peonies with their blowsy blooms and old roses scrambling through the tall trees filling the evening air full of delicious scents, this is summer.

The herbaceous borders come in to their own now, delphiniums and lupins, majestic eremurus to give height and hardy geraniums to carpet the ground interspersed with the spherical heads of alliums, colour everywhere to enjoy.