Oh dear, late again ! May is a hectic month, what with hosting the Eurovision Party, Birthdays all over the place, a holiday in Spain, house guests and of course work, let alone actual gardening. May has just flown by in no more than a blink of an eye.
Well me dears we is here now so lets get on. We have a lot of catching up to do.
A ha ! I know what you are thinking But No I am not posting June by mistake. Both 'Rosa Gertrude Jekyll' and Rosa 'Veilchenblau' bloom early and were looking fabulous in May.
Also flowering early is our Group C Late flowering Clematis “General Sikorski” but it is so lovely I would forgive it anything.
We bought this Mimulus this year and it produces masses of flower and just doesn't stop flowering.
Surviving the Winter the Nicotiana is about to put on another grand display and it's scent is heavenly too.
Hesperis matronalis is a must for the Spring garden every year. We didn't sow seed last year so had to buy in this year.
Veronica gentianoides might not flower for long but is a true delight when it does.
Talking of delight our now quite old Thalictrum Aquilegiifolium is pure joy.
we love all Aquilegia;
Last year we sowed seed from our now lost Aquilegia; chrysantha “Yellow Queen”
As we have quite a few they are doted all over the garden. They are great fun and would not look out of place on the set of Ridley Scott's Alien.
A Blast from the Past - the Wallflowers and Tulips hung on well into May.
the Osteospermums are still going strong
And the Jasminum polyanthum flowered right through into June with a scent so strong you can smell it from the far end of the garden.
Holidays are fab but when you have one in May you are sure to miss something in the garden.
For us it was Scilla peruviana (Portuguese Squill);
It had started to flower when we left but was not fully open and by the time we came back it was past it's best but still rather amazing.
There tiz then me darlins. Now tiz time for a quick tour of the many gardens and the vast estate of Delargo Towers.
Before we say Ta ta there is just time to have a sneak preview of what's in store for June
The Geraniums and salvias have started to flower but will at the best next month.
Hope you enjoyed the belated tour and hope to see again at the end of June
Till then me dears it's
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