Flipping heck it's been hot over here on the Irish Riviera.
One tree in my garden loves Scorchio temperatures and decided to flower this week. It's my Myrtle tree. They originate in Spain and Chile and Sir Walter Raleigh brought them over to these shores in 1586 with spudatoes, oranges, tobacco and bicycles me thinks.😊
I bought the Myrtle tree from a church fete in Durrus in 2001. It was only about a foot high and I carried it in a plant pot back to the car. I duly planted it in the back garden and it's now 15 feet:
It's decided to flower this week. It won't (shouldn't!) grow any higher. It's bark is orange and peels and the flowers have a wonderful Mediterranean fragrance. I once breathed in the orange flower blossom one April in the Algarve and thought I was in Heaven.
Myrtle trees like the mild climate down here on the Gulf Stream. I am not sure if they would live in a northern garden though.
Have you got anything exotic or from overseas growing in your borders?