My garden in May looks very green. I didn’t buy lots of new plants because I was not sure which ones will pop up from last year. But, in a couple of weeks, I will go to some garden centres and get some more plants to replace the ones that didn’t make it. All of the plants, with a couple of exceptions, are from last year, so it’s pretty impressive how well they did in winter and in this rather cold Spring.
I’m delighted that the sun allowed me to take some wonderful pictures. A couple are snapshots from earlier, with the phone, like the one with the pigeon and with Festus. The climbing plants started to grow, with the exception of the passiflora in the back, but I will mention that a bit later. The trees are doing good, the apple and the cherry, but the fig is still struggling a bit.
The poppies are growing nicely and so is the allium and the chrysanthemums. One of the tall lilies is on the right-side of this picture, and it’s huge. All of the tall lilies, the white Oriental Roselily, are now growing beautifully. I’m very pleased with them. I’m less pleased with the small lilies, which seem to grow a bit too much and expand into the space previously taken by other plants. I will use them as cut flowers as soon as they start to bloom, saving some pennies on cut flowers while allowing more plants to grow in the garden.
The Clematis is beautiful and growing nicely, with blooms.
The big allium is starting to bloom. I can’t wait to see it at its peak, it should be wonderful.
Passiflora is starting to grow, only a week ago these small leaves appeared. I was afraid it died, but, luckily, it didn’t.
Some of the poppies are in bloom and they look splendid. Last year their flowers lasted for such a long time, I hope it will be the same this year too.
The poppies are a mix of colours and I love that.
“Our” pigeon was waiting for his/her dinner. It happens often to see them like this, waiting just above their bowl for food.
Strawberries are growing too, the plant is getting bigger and bigger.
The potatoes are also growing after a weak start and in the back we have some tomatoes.
Festus is enjoying the sun and the garden. I took this picture when I was reading outside. Now, while I’m writing this, he is in the garden with my husband, one relaxing and one working. Although… I should say Festus is working too, by barking when he feels is necessary.
I was reading on the grass a couple of weeks ago, when we had nice weather, although it was a bit chilly, hence me having a jumper on.
Herbs are growing in the conservatory and edible flowers too.