Gertie’s Garden May 2018

Gertie’s Garden May 2018

Everything is coming into bloom and it’s strong and glorious: just look at Blue Hill!

From the beginning of May until now, during the last May week, GG has blossomed unbelievably!  In those cold days and prolonged Winter season I would never have believed that the plants could flourish so well, but they have. It’s as though they have been saving up all their brilliance for the right moment and then burst forth bigger, brighter and better than ever before. Let’s go back. At first Tulips continued to shine in morning sunlight; new and old …..

… and Heucheras were beginning to fill out prior to sending up their flowering stems. As the month, and sunshine progressed they became lovelier …..

Geraniums bloom again …. the little one’s a thug, but so pretty!

Blue Campanula has completely replaced early Bluebells, but I wait for white.

As well as walk-through foxes, there are butterflies, birds and bees galore!

With Herbs and Berries to come we shall be able to feast and decorate indoors.

… and over the Arbour, and high in the trees, near to pink and red roses, hangs the sweetly Vanilla scented  Clematis Montana.

So much of the garden is still a mess, the hanging baskets have a forest of growing bird seed in them, and I am part way through demolishing the Lornica bush which has been there so long, because I want a sunny space for a few crops. This path around the Blue hill looked like the picture below, all growing seeds in the crumbling weedy steps, until my kind neighbour got down on her hands and knees and weeded it one day.

There are bits left out, which I will include in next month’s diary …. hopefully the hanging baskets will be tidier and the path around the other side of Blue Hill, where the foxes made a messy mountain a year ago, will be negotiable again …. am still digging out buried pots! Maybe there will even be a new crops bed, but it’s safe to say that the month of May 2018 has been a colourful surprise with so many birds that they deserve a diary all of their own.

*****

Anne ….. May, 2018.

12 Responses

  1. Isn’t it amazing that all our plants are doing so well, after such a lots of cold temps, they have suddenly all burst into bloom
    together :good: lots of lovely colour too. :rose:

  2. gertie says:

    I agree Lynn … it has totally surprised and pleased me to find so much now happening nicely. I would never have believed it just over a month ago! :rose:

  3. It’s glorious, Anne! Not a mess to be seen! Well done!

  4. VegVamp says:

    A beautiful riot of colour Anne, and, to echo Jane, what mess?? :rose:

  5. gertie says:

    :lol: Thanks Karen, but you can see why I need forget-me-nots to finish it off on Blue Hill :lol: :rose:

  6. cilla says:

    Well Anne I think your garden is absolutely delightful. A haven for birds, animals and buzzers and fliers. You are so ahead down there, beautiful flowers and shrubs, you should be very proud :-) :rose:

  7. gertie says:

    Thanks Cilla … I do enjoy being out there nd it’s getting better by the week :lol: :rose:

  8. gertie says:

    Am glad you think so Walt :walt: :rose:

  9. Tubs says:

    Lovely garden and so full of colour, Love gardens with a bit of wildness in them as in the steps on last.

  10. gertie says:

    HahaTubs … there’s plenty of wildness in GG … especially when the squirrels, foxes and birds get going! :lol:
    That creeping ‘Mind-your-own-Business’ plant is spreading nicely from a tiny scrap given to me from a local garden centre some years ago! :rose:

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