The Isles of Scilly are one of the wettest and windiest places in the UK. All their plants have to cope with damp air and wild winds, but the advantage is that they have only rarely encountered frost. While we endure a wild wet winter and I am fed up with waterlogged ground and gales. I remember the wonderful plants of the Scillies and that despite the conditions there were wonderful lush plants, even though my camera went wrong in the rain. Even in small private gardens and at the side of the road, plants were blooming in July. But remember they had endured winter gales like we are having this year.
These photos were taken with my phone, but they give a hint of the planting encountered all over the place.