So after a very nice and warm April this May it looks like we have a few wet days, which as you may agree is well needed. The sweet peas have shot up, the runner beans are taking hold and those weeds are returning (not so good!)
You may recall last year we grew our own sunflowers and yes without haste we have now planted 2 very large headed sunflowers and have just moved those into bigger pots and sheltered from the winds. Ill be adding the pics to this post at the end.
Is it just me or is there a sense of great enthusiasm this year which is fantastic. Far more people of all ages are growing there own vegetables, some for the first time and are really enjoying learning what it is all about, but not only is it just vegetables and fruit but also bedding plants, shrubs and trees! This is an exciting time to be gardening and as we said in January through to March those preparation stages are now being appreciated.
As I write this, glancing out at the bed of cowslips, poppies, polyanthus and primroses, having those perennial plants and bulbs in a particular bed at various seasons is very rewarding. For example this particular bed had snowdrops in winter (a sea of white) Tulips which have now gone over (a sea of red) and now the plants I mentioned (all a sea of yellow) As the season progresses I’ll add some summer plants no doubt some annual bedding plants, yes annual plants as this offers flexibility as to what to grow in this all colourful bed which of course is every bees delight!
The best part of having a garden is you have total control over how to design it and what to plant so if you haven’t done so already try and design a colour scheme and add some scented plants to the garden so come summer you can sit back and appreciate your hard work.
Enjoy the rest of May and let us know how your garden is doing, drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook and twitter us.