It is the end of July already, day 212 of the year, and a gloriously sunny day, with bright blue skies. It is supposed to be 16C, but it is definitely a bit warmer on our little terrace, which always gets the afternoon sun. Anyway, not much new to report this week I am afraid, but here are my six. Thanks to The Propagator who encourages us to share what is going on in our gardens in all parts of the world. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in.
First, thank you to all those who identified the sarcococca for me. I had a look to see which one it might be and think sarcococca confusa. It does have a glorious smell.
This week’s highlight for me – hellebores. There are two ‘clumps’ next to the house with lots of flowers at the moment. I love them – so pretty, so delicate.
Over with the herbs, and the lemon verbena, variegated sage and lemon balm are all showing strong signs of growth at the moment. All the rosemary plants are doing well, especially the funny little bush at the side of the house. I must take some time to sort all these out soon and decide what I need or should replace.
And over to the bulbs, where I hope you can see some progress from last week. I’m looking forward to a decent display soon. There are some daffodils out in the Botanic Gardens already, so it can only be days until I have some flowers.
While everything else is growing and blooming, there has been no progress with the mahonia berries. Maybe next week?
Finally, over to the camellias. The top four pictures are the glorious bush at the back of the house, and you can just see the magnolia buds. On magnolia, there are some magnificent flowers in the Botanic Gardens already. The flower at the bottom is from the front of the house.
That is it for me for now – I hope to have something new to show you next week! As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you.
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