Thursday, 7 May 2015

5 in 5 | The Garden in May

Better late than never ... for some reason I saved this post as a draft.

the few daffodils I remembered to plant are still providing bright patches of yellow
this pieris has lost most of its pink flowers, but the new red leaves are growing
I'm still waiting for the other pieris to flower
the first flower on the strawberry plants
the raspberry canes are showing the promise of a good crop

In addition to these, the euonymus and the red stemmed dogwood have starting producing their flowers.  The summer snowflakes are nearly over, there's only one left flowering, and some of the heathers are over their best for this year. The cotoneaster still has a few berries but it's looking a bit bedraggled following the last storm.  The neighbour's honeysuckle, which grows over the fence, has plenty of new growth, the spirea and the photinias seem to be happy where I've planted them and all three clematis plants have plenty of buds so should give a good display. 
Linking with Sandie's 5 in 5.


  1. Yum on the raspberries when they grow!


  2. You have some lovely pictures there.

  3. Hi Eileen, which flowers so beautiful! Magnificent! photos Hugs.

  4. I'm late popping by Eileen as I am only just home from my trip to the Shetland Islands, there was no internet signal for much of the time so there is lots of catching up to do.
    It is lovely to see such vibrant colour in your garden, I noticed the difference in the plants when I got home - bluebells out, trees in leaf and much blossom to be seen. So different to the Shetlands where there are no trees and hardly any gardens with flowers, and it is later there too. The daffodils were in full bloom along side some of the roads in Lerwick, but here they are past. It was lovely to come home to your bright flowers and to read about how your garden is making change, thank you for taking part and sharing these.