but not our pride and joy - Lilium Regale
The Canterbury Bells have been spectacular. They have carried on flowering right through July with flush after flush. Although they were looking a little sad by the end of the month.
Another great joy this month was the flowering of the wild poppies sown earlier this year in the cracks of the paving in our street.
The window boxes have been glad of a little sun too.
Hibiscus and buddleia have decided to flower
While in the border the geraniums has done wonders this year. They have now been cut back to the ground but are regrowing at a rate of knots.
Not a good year for Cornflowers
The Verbina is actually last years plant and is looking fab and the bees love it too
While the Cosmos is late this year and only a shadow of last year. We will have to see what August brings.
Table and pots.
The 'fruit and Veg'
Not a large crop my any means but a lovely strawberry ( Cambridge Favourite )
A mystery ! Our tomato should be gardeners delight and I am sure its not. Thank you Home Base.
The herbs are doing ok but with little sun they have little flavour.
Some random shots
After the lilies our next long awaited joy were the sweet peas.
Grown from seeds given out at a friends wedding in Italy. We have no idea what they are other than weedy
but they are lovely colours and have wonderful scent.
Finally it is so fab to have fuchsias again
and Eva Boerg.
Finger crossed for more sun to come