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May Flowers – my garden

What a beautiful weekend!
Glad to be out in my garden in the warm weather, pottering. The thunder storm last night has watered everything really well, the whole garden has been so dry. The water butt was empty already, unfortunately it didn’t refill as much as I’d hoped.

I topped out the Laurel and dead headed the huge rose bush that had been beaten by the downpour. The garden recycle bin is nearly full already (the sign of a good weekends work)!

The Campanula is out in abundance, tall and bushy, blue and white varieties. They really add to the cottage garden look I was going for. Please ignore the state of the fence, the wasps have stripped it.

I popped out to the local garden centre and found this soup bowl on sale. This Lewisia fitted perfectly for a little table decoration 🙂

Those are my peas shoots behind, just showing signs of germination.

The bearded irises are doing really well, this is my favourite one. A very blue purple with a matching beard.

This I didn’t plant. It came up in the vegie patch, an imposter that I will have to leave where it decided was best.

It’s just too beautiful, so it stays, and of course it will probably reseed in the same place next year…………………

I hope you’ve had a good weekend 🙂



8 comments on “May Flowers – my garden

  1. *Wisher*
    May 30, 2017

    beautiful flower from your lovely garden.. Love the nature. very inspiring. 😉

    • mandymunroe
      May 30, 2017

      Thank you, there’s always something new, unplanned, exciting!

  2. tialys
    May 30, 2017

    That’s a lovely poppy. You will probably be inundated in a couple of years time as we are now, although ours are the common or garden single ones. I’m sure the French neighbours think we are encouraging weeds but how can you pull them out when there are bounteous buds and beautiful blooms? So we don’t.

    • mandymunroe
      May 30, 2017

      Nature wont be controlled! – there are some things we just have to leave be and enjoy 🙂

  3. The Mulberry Mouse
    May 30, 2017

    Truly a beautiful poppy, perhaps you could collect some seeds and scatter them around where you want them.

  4. mandymunroe
    May 30, 2017

    A great, sensible, solution to the “problem” ! I might even be organised enough to do that, thanks 🙂

  5. Leah
    June 1, 2017

    Your Campanula are so pretty. I wonder, now, why I got rid of mine. You are right about the cottage garden feel; they’re perfect for that.

    My irises are just starting to bloom, and they never fail to impress.

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