July should be hot, but not here, certainly not a flaming July so far! We have had mixed weather this month, a lot of cloud, some days warm, others a bit chilly, a little rain but not as much as I or my plants would like and a little bit of sunshine. The plants have carried on as normal and flowered away as usual, so let me show what I have flowering in my garden at the moment.
The hydrangea under my kitchen window.
I think the hydrangea by my front door stays pink because of the concrete and cement that must be in the soil.
White agapanthus by the driveway have started flowering before the blue ones, hopefully they won’t be far behind.
Hypericum prolificum is a lovely shrub/small tree in the border by the dead oak.
Stipa gigantea at the end of the dead oak border, this looks wonderful when the sun is shining through it.
Clematis Perle d’Azur is climbing up Rosa Mdme Alfred Carrier on the pergola and then up the apple tree.
Hydrangea Blue Wave is underneath C. Perle d’Azur and continues in the same colour.
Also on the pergola is Trachelospernum jasminoides which this year is absolutely covered in flower. I thought my gardener last year had almost killed it when he cut it back so hard, he obviously knew what he was doing! The perfume here is amazing.
A lovely day lily, hemerocallis, up by the pond which wasn’t flowering when I did a seperate post about them.
A nyrtle tree underneath the dead oak is now flowering and will contiue for some time. It is unfortunately getting far too big, so will have to think about what action needs to be taken.
Lysymachia punctata Firecracker which is a thug! It has designs on world domination, so be warned if you plant it. I am always pulling it out when it wanders too far!
Better behaved is Lysimachia ephemerum here with Rosa Iceberg.
This hydrangea still hasn’t decided if it wants to be pink or blue, a bit in between, unlike its neighbour which is a lovely shade of blue.
Santolina Lemon Fizz is fizzing away on the alpine scree.
There are quite a few Fuchsias flowering at the moment and they will all carry on until the frosts. This one is F. Whiteknights Blush.
That finishes my tour of the garden. The roses and day lilies are also still flowering away and contributing to the colour in the garden, but I have recently done posts about them. The garden is full of baby birds at the moment and my little meadow area is bringing in the little brown butterflies as I had hoped, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers and Ringlets.
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens once again for hosting this each month, do pop over and see what else is flowering in the world at the moment.