I was away the first week or so of this month and noticed how many plants had come into bloom and soon past their best. I was able to photo the ordinary red Peony but my splendid yellow Tree Peony was finished.
As you can see from my header photo everywhere is very green at this time of year. The Hostas add to the verdancy.
Rhododendrons and Azaleas in full bloom in May, I haven’t had time to label everything …
Alliums are spring up everywhere and the larger ones give a good dried display when the foliage dies back later in the year. Of course the more humble chives I grow in a pot are in the same family
In the pond and damper areas delicate iris flowers never seem to last long Free colour is provided by the number of Aquilegia variants that I allow, can’t stop, to spring up in the borders. Geraniums are beginning to flower in all parts of the garden, they seem to thrive in the NW.
I’ve a varied selection of Euphorbia with their diverse and unique floral structures.
Of course it’s Lilac time
My Clematis are not doing well, too much winter cutting back but Nelly Moser always puts on a good display.
Each day you walk round the garden something new appears
Roses are just beginning to bloom but they will be better in June…