What's looking good in May 2016


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Wow, that primrose is enormous! (y)
 
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What a beautiful abundance of blooms @zigs(y) My Plumbago is growing well after having been transplanted a month or two ago. It is still a baby though...could grow to 1.8 m (6 ft.) if the ants don't eat it. I do notice some circular leaf chewing going on so i'll get some DE strategically located today.
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Yesterday did some weeding, raining today, here are some views of the growing gardens now. well sorry seems my image is to large, used my cannon camera. sorry no pics.
 
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well sorry seems my image is to large, used my cannon camera. sorry no pics.
That's odd, the forum software usually re-sizes it automatically. Could you try re-sizing it before you upload?
 

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Yesterday did some weeding, raining today, here are some views of the growing gardens now. well sorry seems my image is to large, used my cannon camera. sorry no pics.
That's odd, the forum software usually re-sizes it automatically. Could you try re-sizing it before you upload?
I've made some changes to the resizing tool, as it looks like it would reject very high megapixel images. Could you try uploading the same file again please and see if that helps now?
 
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@Bootsy sometimes the "like" button is just not enough. All the photos are wonderful, but the last one with your house and the willow and larger yellowish tree and the rainbow and threatening sky in the background is so beautifully atmospheric. Better be careful, Miss Marple may come rapping on your door asking all kinds of uncomfortable questions.

@Esther Knapicius...glad you were able to load the photos, very enjoyable. Thank you @Ian !
 
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@Beverly Thanks very much for your kind words. (y)

The building you can see is our summerhouse in our garden. I took the photo from the kitchen window. One minute later the sky had changed and the sun was out - not unusual for England.

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The larger, yellowish tree is a silver birch. The willow was reduced by 25ft last year :)

It's OK Miss Marple is a friend of ours. :D
 
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The first Zinnia elegans opened up this morning and it looks like some others are getting ready to follow. The humble Zinnia, maybe, but the pollinators love the nectar rich blooms
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The Star Jasmine (Jasminum nitidum) is also blooming now and blooms off and on year around. The hummingbirds use this plant for nectar and the gardener loves it for the fragrance.
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I've been trying to find seeds for Greggs Mistflower (Eupatorium Conoclinium aka Conoclinium greggii) for a few years without success. Some months ago The National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas gifted me with a nice bunch of seeds so i am now trying to get it started and established in my garden. I planted many seeds and this little one is the only one i have found to date. Is it a filthy weed? Yes, it is. Is it ugly? Many people think so. Is it invasive? Of course it is. But, the pollinators are crazy about it, especially the Queen and Monarch butterflies. I almost missed seeing it altogether and it was neglected when i found it and gave it some water and provided a little shade from the afternoon sun. I am rooting for this little guy and hope he is rooting for me too.
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