I took my Mum and Dad to Kew today to see what July had to offer and I have to say, it all looked a bit parched! Look at that strip of grass between the lavender beds, it's as dry as a bone!
My highlight was the Giant Waterlilies in the Waterlily House. When Kristina and I visited in April, these magnificent leaves were nowhere to be seen, but now they are well and truly living up to their name.
They are dwarfing the stunning waterlily flowers which have been out for some months now.
Hibiscus flowers always remind me of summer holidays - wherever it is hot and sunny, there are usually hibiscus flowers.
The chillies were also relishing the warmth and humidity of the Waterlily House.