Sunday, 9 May 2010

My garden in May...........

I'm rather obsessed with the garden at the moment, and thought I'd use this space to capture each month in my little patch.  This little montage of photos has no rhyme or reason - simply things that caught my eye today whilst mooching around the garden..........

.........this Bleeding Heart in white, didn't realise this colourway even existed.  Just adore these perfect little white hearts, and I'm told they don't mind being planted in the shade (fingers crossed!)

.......some more shade loving hostas and ferns.  No slug damage yet, but note my over zealous application of the blue slug pellets. blossom that seems to be disappearing as quickly as it has arrived.

......this mystery plant that I certainly didn't plan for or have last year.  I recognise it from Sarah Raven's Cutting Garden book, think it is a Cerinthe?  Obviously travelled here by seed, and it is of course most welcome.  Love the almost silver/purple foliage.

.......the veg patch coming along slowly but surely.  Including these little radishes below...........

And in this recent garden obsession I have discovered lots of lovely new blogs - my absolute favourite which I must share with you is Carrots & Kids.  I spent a blissful afternoon reading through these archives, if you are into gardening do check it out.


  1. Your veg plants are making good progress. The apple blossom on the ground looks like snow. (Well it's almost cold enough for it here).

  2. I was just thinking earlier how sad it was that all the fruit tree blossom is carpetting the ground already.

    Have just spent a lovely half hour looking through your blog posts, I love your photos :)

  3. This comes from a fabulous garden book-- Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew.

    Here's a suggestion for beauty on a string- literally! Buy a ball of string and divide your gorgeous raised beds into one foot squares by tacking the string to the edges in both directions one foot apart. Then you can plant a separate veggie (or flower) in each square. A four x four raised bed gives you sixteen mini-gardens. You can plant 16 radishes or 16 carrots, or four of something bigger. I had two and by rotating the 32 squares I had a salad garden all the time.



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