The jungle garden was never really planned, it just happened. It is now a favourite place for the Grandchildren. It is quiet and secluded and full of birds.
It is 31 degrees today and humid. I love to sit in the shade surrounded by the greenery, and watch the birds.
I have three favourite plants in this area. Trachycarpus Fortunei is first on my list. I planted this around twelve years ago. It will take low temperatures but likes a nice warm wrap in winter.
Poppi and I usually cover the lower trunk with fleece, this seems to work. If you look to the right of the image you will see a smaller version. This has been planted in the last two years, so has a way to go, before it reaches the height of its neighbour :)
Second on my list, Fatsia Japonica........beautiful architectural plant that flowers in Autumn. Much loved by late flying insects.....berries appear in the Winter.
And finally Fargesia Nitida, the fountain bamboo. A beautiful clump forming plant, with purplish stems, that turn yellow/green with age. Some gardeners are scared to plant bamboo. I have never had a problem with them. I am selective when purchasing a new specimen and to this point they are still where they should be :) Not taking up new homes in the garden.
Hope you are all coping with the hot weather....find somewhere shady to sit and have a nice cup of tea, which is exactly what I am going to do now.