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My Garden in Early May

I’m becoming obsessed. This gardening thingy is actually becoming a real interest for me. I don’t recognise myself any more. I get excited when I spot plant sales. I have opinions on various flowers and garden design. I often catch myself pondering where the gaps are and what shrubs are needed to fill them. I love seeds and cut flowers, but then want to balance them out with some hardy perennials. When I get into the garden, it’s not about sitting down and enjoying the sun, as it has been up until now, no, I’m thinking about what I can get done out there and I potter about. To have had no interest in this before, it’s a pleasure to now have it blooming (you see what I did there?).

So, I’ve been out there, and taken a few shots to give you a feel for what’s happening.

Boo’s little garden has some very healthy looking strawberries coming back from last year.

strawberry patch

The herb patch I created last summer is doing well. I’ve even been using it this very week, in fact…

herb garden

My sweet peas are in and coming up…

sweet peas

My cut flower patch is nearly all planted now. I’ve a few more seeds that needed to wait until this month to be sown, which I’ll do this weekend. Shoots are appearing….

cut flower shoots

This clematis was pretty much twigs just over a month ago, when we moved it from the old shed…

clematis

I’ve a few shoots coming on my newly planted raspberries, and my first ever vegetable patch is now planted with radishes, carrots and peas, and I’ve spied a radish coming!

fruit & veg

And then these are a few of my favourites out there right now…

bleeding heart

bluebells

stagshorn

aquilega

allium

And regular readers will know that I love my David Austin roses. I’ve recently bought another one, so I’ve 5 out there now, as well as one out the front, which I’m going to train to go up and around the door. My favourite remains one that I bought last year, a Harlow Carr, which repeats throughout the year, and looks like it’s about to flower again…

Harlow Carr

Everything is coming to life so quickly now. It seems that every day is bringing me fresh signs of growth, and for the first time, I am appreciating it and getting excited by it all. It’s lovely to have something so simple making me so happy, and it certainly feels worth all of the hard work to get us to this stage.

How’s your garden growing?

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