My Garden Journal 2022 – May

The entries for May in my Garden Journal 2022 take us close to the middle of the year and summer has certainly arrived.

On my first page I noted that, “May is a month when the weather should allow us to enjoy our gardens, with warmer brighter days and borders full of life. Plants and wildlife come together to delight us!”

I shared eleven photos of parts of our garden which we are enjoying at the moment.

On the opposite page I considered the garden tasks we enjoyed during the month, where I wrote, “The amount of growth and flowering in the borders mean that we have lots to be getting on with. We pruned water shoots off the trained fruit trees and gave spring-flowering shrubs their annual trim. We planted new plants and potted on perennial seedlings.”

Below are photos of us being busy in the garden.

We then move on to a few pages of flowering plants beginning with irises. We seem to have so many in bloom but you can’t have too many.

Over the page from the irises I shared a sketch I did using ink colouring pencils of a Sanguisorba called ‘Martin’s Mulberry’.

Before looking at more flowering plants we looked at the greenhouse, where I wrote, “In May we harden off our succulents, salvias and bulb type plants such as gingers, cannas and dahlias, leaving us space for a new display. Seedlings and cuttings fill the propagating section.”

More flowering plants appear over the page this time featuring flowers of plants in our greenhouse, our colourful collection of begonias and pelargoniums.

And so onto the final page of my entries into my garden journal 2022 for May and we feature aquilegias. I wrote, “Aquilegias self-seed freely around the garden and we look forward to new surprises every year. Just a few are species but most are random crosses.”

Next visit to look at my garden journal will be marking the middle of the year as I look at our garden in June.

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.

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