Tuesday, 31 May 2022

The Delargo Gardens - May

 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.

Tradescantia andersoniana

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.

All ways something to look forward to.

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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Saturday, 30 April 2022

The Delargo Gardens - April

 Here we are then me lovelies back in the garden to have a look to see what April had to offer us. It was rather chilly and rather cloudy for the most part but the Spring Bulbs made up for the lack of sunshine.

We love our 'Wallflowers' here at Delargo Towers and traditionally display them alongside  Narcissus 'Thalia' and Tulip 'Ronaldo' neither were available anywhere last Autumn, not for love nor money. We substituted them for; Narcissus 'Starlight Sensation' and Tulip 'Paul Scherer'. The result was spectacular and the scent would blow your socks of me dears.

Spring would not be Spring with out an abundance of Tulips. At the time of planting we had a very large clay pot free. As an experiment I crammed 100 tulip bulbs into it to see what would happen.

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
I wanted abundance and we got it by the bucket full !

The lily of the Valley I grow in remembrance of my mother, has flowered well and is starting to form a nice clump.

As the evil 'Weed Trees' spread and surround the garden we are finding woodland and shade tolerant plants more and more useful, our 'Geranium phaeum “Samobor' has put on a wonderful show.

As has our new 'Mimulus'

Also new this month 'New Guinea Impatiens'. They are already look fab.

To our great joy last years seedling of Aquilegia ( Chrysantha ; I think ) Have come into flower and should be stunning next month.

Phlox subulata “Fabulous Rose” is still going strong

 as are the 'Osteospermums'

and Doronicum Orientale 'Leonardo'  -

There we are are then be Darlins. Tiz now time to climb aboard the miniature steam railway for a tour of our vast estate.

Hope you enjoyed that me dears. We still have just enough time for a little visit to the 'Fernery and Stumpery'. It does tend to get slightly over looked but the ever lovely Mr DeVice noticed and commented on them last month so I thought they should be included in this.

There we are then me lovelies. I will catch up with you in the VIP Champagne Tent after your Stroll through the Bluebell Woods

I hope you have enjoyed your day at Delargo Towers and I hope to see you back in the gardens in May