End of Month – May 2012
I know I’ve been a bit quiet recently… But I’ve lost all blogging mojo and that’s generally been down to the weather being too nice to sit indoors sorting, cropping and arranging photos for the blog. Oh don’t be fooled into assuming I have no photos… I’ve so many I’m drowning in them and just can’t quite face sorting through them all at the moment. But I must do it soon before they’re long forgotten.
There will also be more playing with light experiments to feature.
The garden is finally moving towards early summer blooms, and there are a few jobs I need to get done when things cool down a little; planting Gertrude Jekyll, and various plants. I also aim to extend the ‘right’ border for the final time but I want to integrate some stepping stones so I can get into the border to weed without trampling on anything.
I finally managed to find some wild flowers over the weekend at Clumber Park. I was so amazingly excited that I felt like a child in a sweet shop! I probably ought to have bought more, but knowing I am quickly running out of space, I didn’t pick up too many… but at the back of my mind I know I’m planning to go back one evening sometime after work and may well get some more.
This year I am amazed at how beautiful everything is looking and I can’t quite decide whether it’s down to all the rain or the fact the garden is now moving into its mature stages and many plants are at their full size now.
Right, I think it’s time to start with the photos…
A jungle is the only realistic way of describing the Cherry border which has exploded this year. With the added surprise of the Herb Robert there’s a lot going on in there this year and I think I will definitely have to divide the Geraniums as well as fishing out the poor Tiarella which is completely swamped by Herb Robert.
The front garden, well half of it is looking very nice but the rest still needs to be sorted. Hopefully over this bank holiday or in the week I have off in June.
The window border has lost a lot of its colour now the spring plants have finished… but I am enjoying seeing green leaves of Ferns, Astilbes, Lady’s Mantle and Geraniums.