May in the Garden


Well, what a month! Apologies for not posting much this month, but we seem to have not stopped work at all. The saying 'March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers' has not applied to 2006.

More like 'May wind and May showers bring forth May flowers'!

Still, we can cope with whatever the weather can throw at us, we are hardy gardeners... The last week has been spent mowing, tiding, sweeping, weeding, rushing, and changing wet gloves for a fresh pair each break, as we get ready for our open day on the 29th, Monday Bank Holiday.

The plants are revelling in the lush conditions, and when the sun does come out, I am sure you can hear the leaves growing. As you can see in the picture, the alliums and bluebells along the length of the Herbaceous Borders look stunning at the moment, the ferns and hostas are unfurling and euphorbia charachias subsp. wulfenii with its acid green flowers adds a lovely, sharp edge to the colour scheme.

Put it in your diary, only 4 days left to go - and the weatherman promises no rain!

8 comments:

Carol said...

I am so happy to have found your blog. I have always been interested in English gardens and will check back for updates. What a beautiful garden, I will be checking out your website.

Sandy said...

What a lovely garden!!!

Naturegirl said...

My first time here..what a great informative site! I am so happy I found you!!:) I love this garden the colors my favorite..stunning!

Naturegirl said...

My first time here..what a great informative site! I am so happy I found you!!:) I love this garden the colors my favorite..stunning!

Carol said...

Aw what a beautiful picture! I love alliums very much at this time of the year. Which sort of allium is yours? Giganteum?

Andrea said...

Hi Linette!
I am new to garden blogging and your blog is one of the first I happened upon! I also am interested in English gardens and have been watching for your updates! What a great job to be head gardener of the manor!
Andrea

Carol said...

I really wonder why my comments in this blog are never showing up?

Becky said...

Very nice blog and photos are outstanding.
I'll be back.
Thanks for sharing.