Monthly Archives: May 2015

End of Month View. May.

Helen over at the Patientgardener blog hosts this popular End of Month View meme where we can get glimpses of other gardens and assess the progress of our own from month to month. You can show the same part of the … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers of The Burren.

I am linking in a day late with Gail  at Clay and Limestone for Wild Flower Wednesday. The one thing that could take me away from my garden in May is a long-held desire to see the unique flora of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Yellow Powder Puffs.

 

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Scent in the Garden. May.

There are some beautiful,  fragrant flowers giving me pleasure this month.  I have been away for a couple of weeks and I was very worried that I would miss the exquisite, pure white  blooms of Magnolia wilsonii. Wilson found this … Continue reading

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Tulip Mania

Last week Jason at Gardeninacity and  Christina  at Myhesperidesgarden showed us some of their favourite tulips and I thought how useful it is to see what other people recommend. I am sure we will all be ordering Christina’s ‘ Burnt Sugar’ this year. So here are … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Apple Blossom Time.

As Shakespeare said: ‘Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May’. How right he was, we often have windy days in May. Last week we had some very strong winds and storms of blossom were swirling round the garden. … Continue reading

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Tree Following. The Horse Chestnut in May.

 Aesculus hippocastanum.       At last the long awaited flowers are coming out on the Aesculus hippocastrum which I am looking at each month. I am joining in with Lucy’s tree following meme at Looseandleafy blog. The flowers of the Horse … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Magic in the Garden.

 Molly the Witch.   Hocus Pocus Pink Snow. Canary Birds

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In a Vase on Monday. Fairy Flowers and some Ancient Woodlands.

Where I come from in Yorkshire the old name for Bluebells was Fairy Flowers. There was a legend that fairies would use bluebells to ensnare small children who tried to pick them. It was considered bad luck to bring them … Continue reading

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Mayday in the Garden.

I am a day late I’m afraid, for Helen‘s  End of the Month View, but here is my view of the garden on the 1st of May. Here we are standing with our back to the house and I’d like to take you … Continue reading

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