Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – May 2015
Wow, we’re here already. The garden is romping away; in green at least. Not so much with the blooms though. I would appreciate a little more in flower, but it’s early yet and after last year I’d rather things be late than bloom early, as by August we had nothing left (although saying this, I think we have exactly the same blooming now, as we did last year).
So far none of the Camassias have bloomed and I haven’t spotted any sign of them developing stems, instead they have produced masses of leaves… I think I might have to remove them. Although it does seem strange that none at all are blooming. I can understand losing some. But not all and they’re in two different areas of the garden.
I think I’m going to attempt to take some Erysimum cuttings… I say might. Generally because taking cuttings is beyond my skills and patience so they’re unlikely to survive and/or root.
The mixed weather really seems to have helped the garden as it’s all very lush at the moment. We’ve had sun and some rain for the last week or so, which makes it much easier for me as I don’t have to water so much. Even the pots seem to be fairing well.
This is the first time the Ajuga has produced such a massive bloom… Normally they’re only small. I actually thought I’d lost them all over the years so it’s nice to see one pop up again and maybe even manage to produce more for me.
More to come, soon. I promise.
Bleeding heart this year is its best ever. I’ve never had one with so many large branches. Normally I have one stem and that’s it. Then below we have the ‘almost theres’ with Clematis ‘Marjorie’, Delphinium and Rosarie de l’hay.
Alliums are opening and we have more each year even though I haven’t planted any for at least 5 years. I think we’re at over 40 in this border now and there are many, many more babies beneath which left will no doubt also bloom.
Macrorrhizum Geraniums are flowering and also have grown very well, I regularly snap off a few branch, arm, type things and they quickly fill in.
Totally Tangerine is here! Soon to be used in a vase near you.
For the last couple of years I’ve tried hard keeping Herb Robert contained, of course it doesn’t work but at least it’s very brittle and easily snapped or pulled out. I wouldn’t be without it… I just also don’t quite want it every where. I gave my mum my dwarf Korean Lilac last year, in the pot was a small Herb Robert, I asked if she wanted to keep it or if I should remove it. She’d kept it and it’s now completely covering the bottom of the lilac. I’m looking forward to laughing at her next year when we see how far and how many babies there are. I did warn her.