With the sunshine and showers we have had during July, the garden has put on a lot of growth. In fact, it feels a bit like a jungle as we carefully try to make our way past the miscanthus. The buddleia has matured into a bit of a monster - when I bought this, it was described as a 'dwarf', but there is nothing dwarf-like about its proportions now! It has a honey scent which is most noticeable in the early evening when I am watering.
The phlox in a pot is also growing well and shares a honey scent.
Clematis Perle D'Azur has never looked as good as this.
Here are the miscanthus grasses which have really grown this year - this one is supposed to be a smaller variety 'Starlight' and behind it is the taller 'Kleine Fontane'.
A view to the sunny border with palms, roses , agapanthus, and hardy geraniums all jostling for space.
This is the view from the patio - bluberries, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, astrantias, a clematis and fuchshias.
Hydrangea Annabelle is making a stab at garden domination this year (but she is lovely!)
This is the north facing border with clematis, another miscanthus, roses at the back, and my hacked back (but doing well, with flower buds) hibiscus. Again, a bit of a jungle feel here!
Finally, a couple of photos of a bee enjoying the buddleia.
He kept moving very quickly, enjoying the nectar and pollen.