Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The May Garden

Photos copyright: Maggie May

When I introduced this Campanula from a tiny cutting that I placed into my stone dividing wall, many years ago, I can remember my father saying that I was mad because it would never take. I had taken the cutting from his garden and I don't think he ever lived long enough to see the result. It spread widely all around the patio and it does look striking at this time of the year.


White Aquilegia is another flower that spreads but I do like it.


This Foxglove sprang up unexpectedly as Foxgloves tend to do.

The Poppies are in bud and the Allium are pretty. Strange to think they are related to the onion family. Chives have pretty pink flowers too. I have a pot on my patio.

This is my favourite corner for sitting and watching the garden.
My birdbath developed a crack in it due to the frost last winter, so I have had to put a small container into it..... until I can think of some way of mending the hole (or buy a new bird bath.)

I love the colour of my Clematis.



This is the view from the window..... near to my favourite chair in the house.
Outside, there is a tub containing water Iris that has done very well.





22 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Your garden is busting out in a beautiful way.

Glenda Manus said...

Your garden is just beautiful!

RNSANE said...

Your garden is so beautiful and I love the campanula How sad your father couldn't see how wrong he was! It is glorious.

Nora said...

You have such a lovely garden, Maggie. I always wished to have Campanula like yours.I'm sure you spend lots of time in it and you should. I would too.

XOX

What About the Girl? said...

It would be lovely to have a flower party at your garden!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a verdant and vibrant garden! I can imagine what a delight it is. Lovely!

Mickle in NZ said...

What a beautiful place to sit, the campanula is magnificent, It all looks so pretty and gently refreshing,

sneding huggles and care, Michelle

Jeni said...

Well I just left a comment but when I hit publish, got a Blogger message that they couldn't process it. Of course, said message is now lost too but the crux of it was that I love your flowers and wish I could grow stuff like that too! Maybe someday before I die I'll manage to get a couple more flowers to florish in my puny flower beds!

Clare Dunn said...

Oh, Maggie! Your garden is delightful!!!

I LOVE the campanula...actually, I love it all.

And, as always, your photographs are the best!

xoxoxo, clare

Formerly known as Frau said...

Your garden is gorgeous! We are about a month behind the norm with blooms. I can't wait to see all the color! I hope you have a wonderful day in your garden!

Celia said...

The love and care that went into this garden is so clear, how beautiful to see it come alive in the spring.

slommler said...

I do so love your garden. I love the way it flows one flower onto another! Beautiful!
And that Clementius is amazing!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Mimi said...

Oh Maggie, your garden is beautiful!
All those wonderful flowers!
I'm sure there is something (like putty but not quite) that would fix your bird bath, it's such a lovely looking one.

Happy Frog and I said...

I love your photos but particularly the foxgloves as I really love those flowers. Must get some installed in my garden for next year. Hope all is well with you and that you have a lovely weekend.

Velveteen Rabbit said...

Oh you put my garden to shame!! Such beautiful colours and delicate blooms! Just lovely!

secret agent woman said...

I love my garden in May, too - color everywhere!

Mary G said...

In about three weeks, my flowers will get to where yours are now. Thanks for the tour through your garden. Lovely!
Blogger ate my comments, too. Not to worry.

Rae said...

Beuatiful, just beautiful

Not just your photos but the colours in your garden - the shed and pots set off the flowers so well

I just have tubs in my courtyard but they are looking good at the moment - I love this time of year

Mimi said...

Maggie, I'm tempted to hop on a plane over to you and get a cutting of your campanula! It's just gorgeous.
Your entire garden beckons one to wander, sit, enjoy. You've done a beautiful job there.

Suburbia said...

Those are all my favourite garden plant colours!

Hilary said...

What a cheery garden you have. The colours are so vibrant.

Sharon J said...

You have my dream garden! Alas, mine is, at the moment, nothing but a patch of weeds. One day, when I've saved enough, I'll have it levelled and gravelled and grow all sorts of pretty things out there. Until then I'll just have to enjoy looking at pictures of gardens like yours :)