I think today’s post has been the hardest foliage post I’ve written since starting this meme in September 2011.
Why was it hard? Because the garden is a jungle of growth this year. July has never been so wet. Yesterday there were showers during the day and heavy rain in the night and more is forecast for today and tomorrow! IT NEVER RAINS IN JULY!
Not just has there been rain but the temperatures are much lower too, some days probably 10° C lower. The garden loves it! I’m loving it! The flowers think it’s early June, there are roses. In photographing the garden today it was really hard to keep the blooms from making an appearance. But that said without the structure given by the foliage the garden wouldn’t be as enjoyable as it is.
Weigela is usually looking very sorry for itself by this time of year, it might even grow a bit – in all honesty this shrub should go, when I have some more Cistus to plant I will replace it.
Well not many!
But beyond in the upper slope border roses, Hemerocallis and Kniphofia all shout for attention.
I hope you will have some foliage you would like to share this month. If it is only in a minor supporting role, that isn’t a problem, or maybe you have a particular plant whose foliage is looking fabulous now, then simply post as usual linking back to this post and then leave a comment with the link to your post, I every much look forward to reading them.