Gardening Magazine

GBBD May 2018

By Patientgardener @patientgardener
GBBD May 2018Sweet Cicely

Whilst I was away having a jolly time in Austin the garden was busy getting on with life and a new cast was waiting to surprise me.

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The first Aquilegia flowers definitely signify the imminent arrival of summer. Sadly over the years the number of long spurred Aquilegias seem to have diminished, something I must redress as they are my favorite.

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The Camassias peaked but are still just about holding their own. They will soon be joined by the Alliums and Dutch Iris.

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I realised when I was wandering round the garden that a lot of the blooms this month were from shrubs; I hadn’t realised I had so many shrubs.

Rhododendron Yakushimanum 'Happy'
Rhododendron Yakushimanum ‘Happy’
Choisya ternata 'Sundance'
Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’
Unknown tree peony
Unknown tree peony
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Lathyrus aureus

On a smaller scale I’m really enjoying the orange flowers of Lathyrus aureus and Maianthemum racemosum

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Maianthemum racemosum

Thank you to Carol, who I was delighted to meet for the first time last week, for hosting this monthly meme.


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