Garden Views-05-May 2011

Garden Views – May 2011

Unknown Paeony lactiflora 30/05/11

Astrantia and Primula amphitheatre 30/05/11

Rhododendron ‘Old Copper’ and white Viola 30/05/11

Welsh Poppy, Primula and London Pride, 30/05/11

Meconopsis betonicifolia alba 30/05/11

Colourful foliage and flowers 25/05/11…Violas, Primulas, Aquilegias, Heuchera, Sambucca

This picture shows how different this year is to last…Rosa moyesii and blue/purple aquilegias, as they are now on 26/05/11…..but this photo was taken last year on 16/06/10

We grow lots of common Aquilegia, which along with Cotoneaster horizontalis and Geranium macrorrhizum, are the favoured bumblebee flowers this month 25/05/11

Geranium macrorrhizum is a great partner for Viburnum plicatum mariesii… flowering simultaneously – and all the bumblebees ignore the Viburnum for the Geranium flowers 25/05/11

Germander Speedwell, Golden Marjoram, Purple Bugle and Lysimachia clethroides, happily mingling…25/05/11

Primulas, London Pride and Clematis ‘Broughton Star’ 25/05/11

The view from the yard…25/05/11

Clematis ‘Broughton Star’ a vigorous montana variety with bronzey foliage…but all those flowers have little appeal to insects

Our coatal path inspired yard wild flower area…. great for insects and created by scattering seed onto the yard gravel……and waiting….years.Thrift, Sea Campion, Kidney Vetch 15/05/11

Unknown Geranium and Rosa rugosa terrace garden 15/05/11

Native Germander Speedwell, Saxifrage fortunei, London Pride and Geranium macrorrhizum beneath Japanese Acers in copse 15/05/11

Longhouse border 15/05/11

Terrace garden 15/05/11

View up copse 07/05/11

Rosa glauca hedge and Clematis montana 7/05/11

Azalea and Acers 7/05/11

Aquilegia, Heuchera, Tiarella, Viola, Primula sieboldii 7/05/11

Terrace garden 07/05/11

Terrace garden 07/05/11

Beautiful colour variations in Meconopsis grandis flowers 01/05/11

This just shows how hot it gets in Wales!! At soil level, on 27th April 2011, so you need to grow the right species of plants on this South facing slope…. and in case it’s not clear, it’s 61.5 degrees C at about 11.45 am!

A new plant for us, growing close to the site of the previous image on a southerly sunny slope – Phlox adsurgens ‘Wagon Wheel’ with our favourite white Viola cornutata ‘alba’ which we have everywhere! 02/05/11

All these Rosa rugosa flowers open on May 1st /11

Terrace garden 02/05/11

Terrace garden 2/05/11 Meconopsis cambria and Primula sp??

Lower copse 01/05/11

lower copse 01/05/11

copse 01/05/11

Copse 01/05/11

Terrace garden 01/05/11

Terrace Garden 01/05/11

Thanks for reading. And do browse around the rest of the Blog Pages….

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