End of Month View – May 2015
Looking back on last month’s End of Month View it is amazing how much the garden has filled out in just one month especially given how dry May has been. The temperatures have also been unseasonably low and I think this has helped to make everything seem so very green. As you can see the irises have started with Bumble Bee Delight just showing in the bottom of the above photo to the left of the path. Just behind it is a Dutch Iris which seem to do very well here and I plan to add to next year.
Along the bottom path you can see the alliums have come into their own and the roses are about to bloom which I am really looking forward to. I added roses to this border last year and this is the first year when they will be really flowering so it will be interesting to see if they live up to the image in my mind. Throughout the garden there are aquilegias of all colours and types as I just love them.
The steps run up the end of the Big Border and are the access to the garden from the patio which the bottom and middle path lead off. The plants along the edge of the path are starting to soften the steps. I am really pleased with how the shed looks now, painting it has made such a difference. It has somehow lightened the wood and it all just sits so well.
The view from the bottom path across to the shed and you can see how full the Big Border is. I have done some editing but I think next Spring I might need to lift and divide some of the perennials to keep them in check.
The main woodland border is very full, possibly too fall. I really should have relocated the Hosta Sum and Substance or maybe divided it and perhaps the Solomons Seal. I think the hosta leaves add some good contrast to the smaller leaves but there is a lot of pushing and shoving going around.
Above is the newer planted area of the woodland border which was done last week. I really think I need to edit the Maianthemum as it is beginning to romp away. I suspect since the Acer has gone and the willow has been drastically cut back there is more moisture getting to this part of the border which the Maianthemum is enjoying. With a small garden I spend ages hoping plants will establish and then when they do I have to set to to reduce the new growth!
So there is my garden at the end of May 2015 looking lush and full and quite floriferous.
All are welcome to join in with the End of Month View, the more the merrier. You can use it how you wish maybe give us a tour of your garden or focus on one area through the year. All I ask is that you link to this post in your post and leave a link to your post in the comment box below; that way we can all find each other.