July in Our Garden@19

July can be an anticlimax in the garden following the excitement of June with its roses, peonies and Iris.
These are some of the plants trying to fill the void here in our garden.

The sunny front border is always home to some self-seeded Eryngium Giganteum (Miss Willmotts Ghost) as popular with the pollinators as the gardener.

In the silver birch border, the Anthemis tinctoria is in full flower perfectly complimenting the Clematis ‘Blue Angel’.

One of my favourite July plants is the Francoa sonchifolia with its orchid-like flowers. It is very drought tolerant and easy to grow from seed.

The blue border is in some areas living up to its name with Geranium Johnson’s Blue and a self-seeded Campanula lactiflora ‘Prichard’s Variety’ matching the garden furniture.

On the other side of the blue border around the sundial are planters of Zantedeschia Contor, Agapanthus and two Cotyledon orbiculata a striking drought-tolerant succulent

Either side of the Banana Bench is the delicate Dianthus carthusianorum, ideal for dry areas.

We recently visited a garden owned by a garden designer who had classic urns set back in a border planted with annuals.
I had these two lovely Yorkshire pots, inspired, I built two wooden stands and planted them with Fuchsia and mini Petunias to provide some extra colour in a shady area against the fence on either side of the never-ending path around the banana bench

In another shady area on the patio is a small display of Ferns and Hostas.

On the fence by the raised herb bed is a fan-trained red currant bush laden with fruit. I need to cover them with a net before the birds find them!

Proving that July doesn’t have to be dull in the garden is the Clematis ‘Perle d’Azur on the trellis behind the banana bench. Please turn your sound on, select watch on YouTube and select full screen when you play the video.

What is providing colour in your July garden?

6 thoughts on “July in Our Garden@19

  1. Very nice, Brian, lots of lovely things in bloom. My annuals are coming in nicely, looking forward to the zinnias. Oenothera and hemerocallis are vying for attention, now that the poppies are waning.

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  2. Your July is far from dull! I love your arrangements. I think I “need” and Eryngium, I’ve been envious of several I have seen recently and someone nearby has a huge blue thistle outside their house. Amelia

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  3. Thanks Brian,it looks lovely and great video, what is the music?
    My allotment is full on, some flowers but mostly veg ,herbs and strawberries,currants and raspberries . Yes net yours or they’ll be gone. Lin no.100

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  4. Wow, red currant is prolific. Currants only became available here less than twenty years ago. I had considered them to be a fancy fruit that we could not grow here. I am still not certain if they are productive here. Although available, I know of no one who has grown them! I got red and black currants, but they desiccated while we were evacuated, and were some of the very few plants that did not recover.
    The color in our landscapes for July is rather common material, such as lily of the Nile, daylily and a few canna. Bedding plants are minimal, and are just common sorts.

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