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A Bouquet for May

May has been overall cooler than we expected and wished for and it has been far wetter than we had hoped for and wanted  but the garden has loved it, revelling in the dampness and the special quality of the light that late spring/early summer delivers. This light makes the gardener feel happier too. Neither Jude the Undergardener nor I can cope with dull weather very well.

Bluebells and Bowles Golden Sedge sit on the shower room window sill, whilst in the lounge fireplace Aquilegias, Red Campion, Cow Parsley, Bistort and Wallflowers add life to the slate fireplace. These bouquets illustrate how we balance cultivated plants with our own natives.

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Growth is lush – greens are rich. Flowers burst with bright colours and are generous with their exuberance. Enjoy my May gallery. Just click on any shot and follow the arrows.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

6 replies on “A Bouquet for May”

All the colours of your garden really transport me back to Shropshire – the richness of the purples and oranges against the citrus-y greens. The planting looks so carefully tended, must be a joy to stroll about here between showers.

I like the way you’ve brought some of the delicate plants inside. This proves to me, how delicate the natural world is, it is just a shame the wildlife couldn’t be brought indoors as the rain and hail teems down outside.

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