I think May is my favourite month, so much is flowering and looking so fresh, trees and shrubs as well as bulbs and perennials.
The most obvious shrubs are the rhodos, azaleas and viburnums, you can’t miss them.
Viburnum plicatum Marieseii on the left with unknown rhodo on the right.
So many flowers you can’t see the foliage.
Evergreen Japanese Azalea
Meconopsis cambrica popping up in the shady borders.
Narcissus Actaea still flowering and producing it’s wonderful perfume.
Candelabra primulas have just started flowering.
Cow parsley has jumped into the woodland from the road outside., they will not be allowed to seed around as I don’t want them swamping everything.
Lovely Epimedium Amber Queen is still covered in flowers, more opening every day.
White flowered Honesty has seeded in the woodland, must sprinkle more purple seed.
Hyacynthoides non spripta is flowering in lots of places, one of our most beautiful native plants.
Euphorbia mellifera adding its perfume to the garden.
Iris japonica, not as good this year as usual, must sort them out.
Chives which have seeded in between the paving of the patio by the back door. They were under water all winter with so much rain, but don’t seem the least bit bothered. I thought they liked well drained soil!
Clematis montana cascading down from an oak tree.
Turning the other way and looking towards the border round the dead oak and beyond to the border by the field, both have Viburnums in flower.
Viburnum plicatum Marieseii in the middle border.
Azalea Persil next to the Vibutnum, this has a fantastic perfume.
Not quite out yet, but Azalea Homebush, the other side of the viburnum, also has a wonderful perfume.
Viburnum opulus, the Snowball Bush in the side border by the field.
Geranium phaeum spreading happily by the dead oak.
Camassias now flowering in the front border.
A surprise wisteria climbing up the garage wall. I thought this had died many years ago, but obviously the plant had other ideas!
The weather for April was dreadful and plants seemed to be a month behind, but I think this month they have caught up with themselves. During May we have had some very warm weather, too warm for some plants that flower this month and for some gardeners! I think we are now back to what we should be for this tme of year, much better for getting all the work done that needs our attention.
Thanks must go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this monthly meme. do pay her a visit to see what is flowering around the world.