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1st May, Spring flowers!

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My favourite Cornus, ’Eddie’s White Wonder’

Clematis ‘Amber’

Nemesia ‘Wisley Cream’


Pelargonium ‘Mona Lisa’


Pelargonium Rembrandt’

Viola ‘Columbine’

Viola ‘Clouded Yellow’


As we had wonderful weather in April, I wonder what May will bring? It would be really good to have some drenching rain (overnight of course), then more sunshine!

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Very attractive flowers, Sheila. Like your cornus. We've had rain overnight but need several days of it so we can make an impact on our dried-out clay borders. Never happy!!

1 May, 2022

 

Thank you Ange. We’re desperate for a downpour here … the ground is too hard for the planting out that I’m wanting to do this week 🙁.

1 May, 2022

 

what a lovely collection of flowers to wake up to on a May morning.
we had some very gentle rain overnight, not enough to do much good as yet.

1 May, 2022

 

I’m loving your cornus, too, Sheila. Those flowers are really lovely!
You’ve some bright colour on display too.
We had a light shower overnight, but, OH did put the sprinkler on yesterday evening.
I have a very small patch of grass at the front, it was so compacted. I had to fork it and water it thoroughly yesterday morning.
Fortunately the rest of the front is high hedging, trees and shrubbery planted in soil with cobbles.

1 May, 2022

 

I love your cornus also Sheila, but all your flower are lovely,

1 May, 2022

 

All very pretty, the Nemesia is very advanced( unless you have just bought it in bloom)! I like the Clematis too, as well as the Cornus. Watered my garden yesterday with the hose, it was like a dust bath, no clay here.

1 May, 2022

 

I enjoyed looking at your white flowering plants, then Rembrant hit me in the eye!

1 May, 2022

 

You have some gorgeous white flowers Sheila, especially the cornus and the clematis. We had a drop of rain during the night but you wouldn’t know it to look at the borders, just a teeny puddle on the garage roof.

1 May, 2022

 

You have lots of lovely colour there Sheila and well in front of my garden!
The Cornus is magnificent! I can't believe your nemesias!
So early flowering and a beautiful colour!
I watered yesterday and had a little bit of rain overnight!

1 May, 2022

 

Thanks very much everyone. The Nemesia were bought as plugs from Sarah Raven a couple of weeks ago. I’ve splashed out on quite a few plugs this year (Osteospermum, Phlox, Orlaya and Cosmos) because they are so reliable 🙂.

1 May, 2022

 

Just love the Cornus Sheila! What a joy to see this every spring..:)) all the gentle colours and the beautiful Pelargonium Mona Lisa, then.as Siris says total contrast, stunning Rembrandt..
Lovely..x

1 May, 2022

 

Bless you Janey! Yes, I love to see the bracts on the Cornus as it took about eight years before it flowered. No stopping it now 🙂. Rembrandt is a cutting from a friend … let me know if you would like one as I now have four.

1 May, 2022

 

Your garden is so much more advanced compare to mine. Apparently we had the coldest April on the record. I hope May will improve. Lots of rains here. I wish I could send you some. Your plants look healthy and lovely Sheila.

1 May, 2022

 

That’s such a shame for you Klahanie … better things to come in May hopefully. Thank you for your comment 🙂.

2 May, 2022

 

So many lovely flowers, Sheila! Certainly your Pelargoniums really stand out! I love Pelargoniums & have a deep pink one that has opened it's first flowers but I have nothing like 'Mona Lisa' or 'Rembrandt!

I've loved them ever since I grew a few of the big old Regal Pelargoniums many years ago in Spain!

2 May, 2022

 

Thanks Balcony, I agree … Pelargoniums are very special plants 🙂.

2 May, 2022

 

All lovely Sheila, I do like anything white/cream, the pelargoniums are gorgeous but my favourites has to be the viola's...
Lovely photo's...

4 May, 2022

 

Many thanks Lincs.

4 May, 2022

 

Did your cornus take eight years, goodness that's longer than.a wisteria Sheila!
Ooh I would very much like a baby Rembrandt, yes please..x

4 May, 2022

 

Janey, you’re welcome. I’ll wait for them to make some roots before I post one … PM coming up! x

4 May, 2022

 

All lovely Sheila…I particularly love the ‘Clouded Yellow ‘ Viola. 🥰

13 May, 2022

 

Thank you Karen, good to see you!

14 May, 2022

 

Sheila, I'm on GoY blogs 'catch-up', not a hope of looking through all the photos though! I love all of your plants, smashing photos too ... :o)

18 May, 2022

 

Thanks Shirley … take it easy now, and don’t wear yourself out 🙂.

18 May, 2022

 

Oh, I'm not overdoing things, just wandered around the garden with my camera and resisted the urge to pull up any more Forget-me-nots until I am sitting down ... :o)

18 May, 2022

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