July has been a mixture of very hot, wet, or windy weather, down here in the south of England.
Delphiniums and Phlox don't like the rain, of the latter we have quite a lot in Lyn's garden.
The Phlox are in full bloom at the moment which means that with a lot of Lyn's other plants, the garden is at the height of it's colour, and scent.
I don't know if it is because of our age!! but we don't seem to smell the scent as much as our visitors, or it may be we have got used to it.
In the 'Exotic' garden most of the plants don't seem to mind the rain so much, with the exception of the Oleanders.
The Oleander flowers get knocked off in heavy rain, and those that do hang on, pull the whippy branches down.
Gazanias have more sense, the flowers just stay closed in dull or rainy weather!
Below are just 13 of the 600+ pictures I have taken of plants in the garden during July.
Roscoea 'Wildside Hybrid'
Roscoea 'Spice Island'
Miribilis Jalapa grown from seed bought from Chiltern Seeds
Part of Lyn's garden taken about the 15th July
Penstemon 'Firebird' seems to be a tough Penstemon as it has survived many
winters in the garden without protection.
Clematis integrifolia 'Rouguchi'
Aster umbellatus. Very small flowers as can be seen by the size of the hoverflies.