Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Mid May-hem

It's all kicking off in my garden at the moment, as I'm sure it is in yours. Every day I notice a plant that seems to be twice the size it was the last time I looked at it. All the rain we've had has certainly encouraged some strong growth. Have a look at what's happening around my plot...

This chalky bank is filling out now, having been a bit bare in past years.

This clematis montana was new last year so it's done quite well.

My Island bed is full of self-seeded Aconitum.

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' is getting ready to flower.

The goldfish like to swim around the arum lily.

This Yucca has seen off some pretty harsh winters.

Iris and Lychnis coronaria are surrounded by Nigella.

This tricky shady bed is filling out well. The Acer was a gift from a friend who didn't have room for it anymore.

There's a slow but sure crescendo happening in the Summer Garden.

Veronicas make a welcome splash of colour.

Heucheras seem to like my poor, chalky soil, and come through every winter.

Cerinthes self seed in some of my borders.

The pondside is burgeoning with forget-me-nots, geranium, Lithodora and aquilegias

Another view of the pond.

These Geum rivale  have self seeded from elsewhere in the garden. Unusual because they are supposed to like moist sites, not my dry, chalky soil.


  1. All I can say is Wow. Beautiful foliage and beautiful blooms all around.

  2. Your garden looks very beautiful and it flows very nicely. Lovely to see! Jeannine

  3. I must admit, I'm envious... well done Martin, you've created your own little piece of heaven :)

  4. Martin, I never realised you had such a fabulous garden, you really must show it off more often. I have that Geum in the garden pond, its roots fully immersed in the water. Thoroughly enjoyed your pictures plants and garden.

  5. Thank you Alistair. You know how it is, I'm never really satisfied with how my garden looks, there's always something not right! But I think I will feature it more on my blog. Cheers!

  6. Hi Martin, the garden's looking really lovely! It's a great time of the year when the growth is so quick you can see changes almost on a daily basis :)

  7. Yes, you'll notice a difference in your garden when you get back from Cornwall!

  8. Hi Martin, your garden certainly looks very lovely! By the way, I am in England myself right now, actually in West Sussex, so probably very close to you. What a wonderful country to live and garden in! Like others I also would love to see more posts of your own garden, it's definitively worth it!

  9. Hope you enjoy your trip to England. Yes you are just down the road from me! And what fabulous weather we've managed for you!

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