I confess that I totally hadn’t realised what date it was, so this is a last minute posting made up of images taken over the past week or so. Please visit Carol at: May dreams gardens and join in with showing off your blooms for the month.
I’ve been quite busy this week with writing my dissertation introduction, then Pete’s been off this week so Monday morning when we set off to RSPB Old Moor I couldn’t get in the car and it turns out someone *coughPetecough* left the boot slightly open so it killed the battery, then just to make my week that little bit more perfect, on Tuesday we waited in for Pete’s new phone to arrive and I managed to cut through the wire on the hedge trimmers… Only at the time I was borrowing them off dad and apparently they were half his and half his neighbours! Arghhh. On Thursday we went to the cinema and we had a flying trip across to Manchester on Wednesday to meet an old friend, swap Gerbils (ok we didn’t swap more a case of me giving him his Gerbils and him giving me some youngsters to introduce to a lone older female).
Flat-topped Aster are coming into bloom
Showing off just how tall it is
This sweetpea was a little seedling that came in one of the pots for the hanging basket… I decided to leave it to grow so I’d have some by the kitchen door. It’s a beautiful deep purple – a shade I’ve never seen in sweetpeas, sadly though it has barely any scent.
Coreopsis was added to the border to mirror the yellow of the Bird’s foot trefoil, I’ve also added Rudbekia Goldstrum too as otherwise there was yellow only in the lower right of the border.
Lupin is on its second flush; such a pretty colour
These roses come through the hedge from next door and it’s seemingly impossible to correctly catch the colour! It isn’t a scarlet red at all but a deeper ruby red.
I bought this Verbena Hastata blue from Clumber Park; I’ve never seen it in this purple shade before and I think I love it more than the pinky purple version!
Harlow Carr is still blooming, I can’t wait until she’s larger and makes more of a statement in the border
Geranium Anne Folkard isn’t very prolific, I still think it isn’t happy even after having moved it a number of times… Fussy plant!
Sea Holly is finally turning steel blue