One of the fascinating things about the end of month meme is that it provides an opportunity to compare one month with another. Up until the end of April there seemed to be very little to comment on by way of change, with one month end being little different from the one before.
Not so this month. Not only are there very obvious changes, the pace of change is dramatically faster. My end of may shots have plants coming to the end of their flowering period that had barely started a month earlier. Magnolia ‘Ann’ and Maianthemum racemosum are good examples.
It’s also the month when you get to take stock of what has survived the winter and where the gaps are. Gaps need filling, so plant buying trips are easily justified. I visited a local nursery that I have not been to before, though I’ve seen them at shows, and dug fairly deep for mainly woodland plants. I’ve blogged about them already so will say no more.
It’s been a month of chaos and chaos resolved in that glasshouse space has been bulging with young plants, flowers and veg, which by months end have mostly been planted out. There have been many days where plants have been moved out by day and back in by night. I’m very pleased to have brought on young plants of nearly all of our 80 odd Fuchsias, many of which had grown old and woody. I’m less pleased that at least two of my newly purchased Dahlias look to have virus.
Right, some pictures. All were taken today or in the last few days.
This is my contribution to the End of Month View meme, hosted by The Patient Gardener. Please visit her to find links to lots of other EOM views, armchair garden visiting at its finest.