So far it has been an unusual summer with lots of rain and mild weather. Now we're having an over 40 degree spell and there is a little wilting going on. The plants have become a bit spoiled, they're going to have to toughen up again.
Summer is not the prettiest season for the garden, meaning that there aren't as many flowers as in the other seasons. But I think I almost love it best with lots of cool soothing shades of green and grey, and a wide but harmonious variety of leaf and plant shapes.
The Dietes grandiflora is looking good - it needs to be captured with a camera, the blooms don't last long. Similarly, the Agapanthus 'streamline'. I love these fairly common flowers, but what is important to me is the context, the plants surrounding them. What matters is the whole picture, not one single element.