I illustrated Abutilon 'Patrick Synge' last month and it's now been joined by Abutilon 'Waltz' on the house wall. This will take a little while longer to build a substantial framework but it's already adding decoration to the rear garden. Flowering will last for months, an important consideration in a small garden.
Trachelospermum jasminoides on the wall by the back gate is in full flower now. Pot grown and supported on a home made bamboo trellis, it scents the air for yards around.
Red seems to be a prominent feature of the rear garden at this time of year. Fiery in the case of Crocosmia 'Lucifer', bright scarlet with Hemerocallis 'Berlin Red', orange shaded with Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire', red and purple with Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple' and an indescribable hue with the English rose 'Summer Song'.
|Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire'|
|Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'|
|Hemerocallis 'Berlin Red'|
|English rose 'Summer Song'|
|Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'|
|Hydrangea 'Blue wave'|
|Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra'|
Lower down I've still got orange and yellow forms of Meconopsis cambrica in flower, a few hardy geraniums and various other odds and ends.
And a bowl full of orange African marigolds in the centre of the garden table. I'll leave you with a glimpse of it overlooking the rear garden.
|Part of the rear garden, July 2014|
As ever, my thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day meme. Head over there to see what's flowering in many more gardens round the world.