Showing posts from May, 2019


As we reach the mid-point of the month where we have experienced light frosts, torrential rain and heat to 18ºC, the spectrum of green around the garden has begun to be broken up by the promise of colour from earlier planning and planting. The sunny border planned last spring has exploded with a plethora of greens which is a delicious sight.  I am very pleased with it.  The heady scent of honey from the Euphorbia is intoxicating to both me and the insects that pollinate it. A month of firsts too, our Wisteria has flowered for the first time and a previous disastrous purchase (from an online store that shall never be mentioned) is in bloom too.  Although its the wrong colour to the one ordered (and the wrong size), it works rather well in its sheltered position next to the Arum italicum that we adopted from a neighbour. It's not all good news though, I have managed to kill our Acer palmatum that I repotted recently.  It had begun to get dieback anyway.  Unfortunate