Flower times and things that grew in may possibly. A shelfie to share all the finest blooms that had been in the backyard this late spring. From fragile poppies with tissue paper petals to tough pom poms of chive bouquets. 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 top it all off.
The rising room we produced previous yr is entire of eco-friendly leaves and new shoots, so a great deal more in bud waiting to open up and unfold, the roses are blooming on the arches and in the beds wildly now. Time letting I will be back again soon and my future write-up will be a tour of the cottage back garden and greenhouse to see it now, what is developing, and assess it to final calendar year.
But for right now, these are the factors that grew in Might, all my favourites gathered alongside one another in the window of the lean-to. The winds have so considerably been very variety and the mix of solar and showers has meant the lushness is off the scale as opposed to last year’s chilly but dry spring. To be heading into summer months with absolutely nothing parched is these a blessing. Now I have just acquired to retain the slugs away from the dahlias and zinnias for the following act. Desire me luck! x