We normally show only the pretty sights of our garden.
That's why I loved Angies thoughts about insect & slug damages or other pitfalls.
Her post inspired me to show how sad my garden looked this morning after a night's pouring rain.
I support my plants against wind and rain, but it is quite impossible to support them all.
I have only a few slugs and I'm happy about it.
But there are some bugs that eat all my Alcea rosea 'Nigra' leaves.
They are like lace. I cannot show you the laced leaves for I cut them away :)
But in spite of the damaged leaves they all show buds!
That is really a thing to be happy about! I have 10 plants, all grown by seed.
Still I did not have the courage to show you my ugliest spots:
my replanting and tool areas and the huge amount of cut dry branches. Maybe another time!
Anyway, let's be happy - it's summer despite of the weather!