I've been looking forward to July, to see the full year of bloom days in my garden, and now it's here, I almost forgot. - Thanks to Carol for hosting as ever. - A great show of flowers from all around the world, as usual i've loved seeing what everyone has to offer, especially as it's so different from me, even those fairly close by
we've had a lot of drought in England Surrey, - and although there was heavy rain last night, - my water butt's didn't fill all the way to the top.
My free draining soil has meant there have been casualties, - the Erigeron isn't doing as well as usual, and Astrantias have suffered, but here are my beauties.
my shady (read lots of tree roots, and leaves falling) border was hard hit this season with the ferns giving up the ghost, but the hostas, have hardly any slug holes and are now flowering their socks off.
I am a Hydrangea fan, but I know they take years to grow to full size, - these are mine trying there best in their 2nd seasons
i've never been fond of lilies as they create hayfever hate in this household, - but having them outside the front door really helps, - a scent of perfume without the overpowering smell. The phlox in the background have been transplanted from the back where they do really poorly because of dry soil, to here where they are thriving.