Recently, having gone out to put together a montage of the July flowers in my garden and comparing what I had seen on other people’s Instagrams I realised that my garden far from being a riot of colour was just mainly Green.
Doesn’t look too bad there but if you look round.
I have two clematis on a trellis.
I don’t know if you can see the bud that has now opened.
A few days a go it looked like this.
so elegant I feel.
There are lots of seed heads but his was the best one. I did think it was rather beautiful. Reminds me of old man’s beard which of course is also in the clematis family.
The bed beneath that is mainly my hellebores and lily of the valley is also very green.
The fuchsia is flowering well, though as I have replaced the previous old, over large one with a new plant it is quite small.
It was very tricky getting a photograph, I was practically lying on the ground.
I always think that the flowers look like little dancers. A bee was happily visiting the flowers at the time but I couldn’t get a photograph as each time he visited a flower he climbed right inside and disappeared.
Further along, the other side of a tall, flowerless, daphne (well it flowers in February) is my other daphne (also new) and the sedum that will be a lovely pink eventually.
But at least I felt that they were technically still flowers. As it looks a bit of a mess, I won’t show you the bed with another clematis, that provided one decent flower (they are lovely when they are newly opened)
and the litodora,though only one flower worth photographing,
and the allium I do love the Christophe alliums. Definitely my favourite.
The rose bed that also contains a (now flowerless) lithdora is also a bit lackingbut did provide a beautifully coloured bud.
and one open flower. My apple tree is of course green as you would expect. But had been rather over supplied with apples.
The branches are a little happier now I have reduced the crop though still need supporting.
Bit of an impulse post. Sun came out, not the best light for photographs, but my wrists needed a rest.