Flower days and things that grew in might. A shelfie to share all the greatest blooms that ended up in the garden this late spring. From fragile poppies with tissue paper petals to tough pom poms of chive flowers. Bladder campion on wiry stems and sweetly scented sweet peas, there is calendula in abundance and an explosion of sweet rocket, arcs of campanula and trails of custard coloured nasturtiums, vanilla scented Nemesia, autumn-sown snapdragons in apple blossom pink and a handful of rattling brizia to major it all off.
The escalating house we created previous year is whole of green leaves and new shoots, so a lot much more in bud waiting to open up and unfold, the roses are blooming on the arches and in the beds wildly now. Time permitting I will be back shortly and my next submit will be a tour of the cottage backyard and greenhouse to see it now, what is expanding, and evaluate it to final yr.
But for today, these are the issues that grew in May perhaps, all my favourites collected alongside one another in the window of the lean-to. The winds have so significantly been pretty kind and the mix of sunshine and showers has meant the lushness is off the scale when compared to very last year’s chilly but dry spring. To be going into summer with almost nothing parched is these a blessing. Now I have just got to keep the slugs away from the dahlias and zinnias for the future act. Would like me luck! x