But blankets flowers continue to bloom as though it was still spring. At least there was some color still left to brighten the garden.
I was wondering why all my potted plants had died. I thought to begin with that it must have been the intense heat and drought but the when I set the drip system on manual and it didn't come on I knew there must be a problem. The GFI in the potting shed had tripped. Judging by the condition of many of the plants it must have been off for some time. I am now in the process of removing spent annuals, and cutting back plants in the hope that an infusion of water will bring them back to life. After three mornings of pruning and watering I am feeling a lot better and I see the garden starting to look its old self again. I think my eye is finally tuned to Texas. It is still going to take me a couple of weeks to get it back in shape. The price I have to pay for visiting 28 of England's finest gardens.