What a difference a month makes! Especially such a sunny warm month. Here’s my border at the beginning of July. Still lots of bare earth.
And now at the end of the month. I have planted out some sunflowers, and they love the hot dry weather! Look how they have grown! The blue hisbiscus is beginning to flower. It has taken over a bit and hidden some plants beneath, so when it finishes flowering I will remove the bottom branches. My dahlias have begun to bloom, a red Bishop of Llandaff and a gorgeous orange one. I have not grown dahlias before because of the slug problem, but these were started off in pots and planted out with plenty f slug pellets!
Here’s a couple of photos of our resident Mr Fox. He loves to sunbathe at the back of the garden! He likes the old carpet that we put down under the gravel paths!
I am linking up with The Patient Gardeners Weblog for an end of July look at our gardens!