Taking a wander round the garden yesterday morning, there was so much colour that I decided to take the photos for today’s post. We have had hot, humid weather in July and thank goodness, a day of non stop rain a couple of days ago, I’m sure the garden was very grateful, I certainly was! It is a lot cooler now, more like it should be, so hopefully the flowers will last a bit longer and not go over so quickly.
Crocosmia Lucifer brought dawn by the rain, I should know by now to give him some support.
Hemerocallis were the subject of my last post, but now H. Stafford has Crocosmia masoniorum in amongst it.
A close up of C. masoniorum
Hypericum prolificum has formed a nice little tree.
A close up of the tiny Hypericum prolificum flowers.
Hydrangea Blue Wave at the entrance to the pergola.
Trachelospermum jasmin oides growing up one of the uprights of the pergola.
A close up of one of the highly perfumed flowers, they really do stop me in my tracks as I am rushing by.
Acanthus mollis by the pond.
The old dead oak in the centre of the garden now has a honeysuckle climbing up it as well as the huge climbing rose and Clematis belle Etoile. I think the birds have planted the honeysuckle as I certainly don’t remember doing so!
A pretty day lily flowering in the shade of the Amelanchier.
Astilbes still flowering at the end of the bog garden.
Lysimachia ephemerum forming good ground cover round my Iceberg roses, I think I must split this and spread it around as its doing such a good job.
Feverfew contrasting nicely with the golden day lily behind, this seeds gently round the garden but is never a problem.
Malva moschata alba which also seeds itself around the garden.
A close up of Malva moschata alba.
A lovely blue mop headed hydrangea which was always pink when my mother had it in a pot. Once it was released in the garden here it quickly changed to this lovely colour.
A white lacecap hydrangea which is growing next to it.
I have a couple of tender Fuchsias in the gravel area at the back, this is F. Devon Dumpling.
Small button like flowers on Santolina Lemon Fizz.
Lilac coloured chives and hardy geranium.
More of the same geranium with Clemaris Pagoda this time.
Peacock butterfly on my pink buddleja in the driveway border.
Verbena bonariensis growing in the gravel drive.
Also growing in the gravel drive is a plant of Evening Primrose, I’ll save the seed and scatter it later.
Not quite floering yet, but I think my Agapanthus will be a future Plant of the Moment post as they are multiplying so well.
July is a very colourful month in the garden here. Some plants are having a rest after their first flush, (roses) but there are plenty of others to take their place, they just keep coming and the bees and butterflies are enjoying them as well as me.
Thanks go once more to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this meme each month, please pay her a visit to see flowers from around the world.