WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN MAY 2019


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Our "lollypop" acer in our small front garden.

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Lots of green blooms.

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Our trio of azaleas around the sambucas tub.

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I'm trying to get them to grow tall enough to hide the tub. We would have swapped it for the stellar cherry in the tub in the small patio, if it had had more blooms earlier. But maybe next year.

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The smallest of our two acer palmatums I gave it "a haircut" yesterday, well.. evened up its "fringe" with some shears.

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One of our six wisterias. They are quite resiliant.


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Last year it was supported by the trunk of an old tree, I cut down more than ten years ago.

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But it rotted fron the base and I had to unwind the wisteria before removing the trunk.


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Now it's supported by a recycled bird feeder and is none the worse for its adventure.
 
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Mine isn’t the prettiest garden but we’ve been having a lot of home renovations. Second year at this and love it. In the pics are Roma tomatoes, beefsteak hybrid tomato, yellow tumbling toms, brandy wine, super sweet tomatoes, ornamental peppers, banana peppers, potato’s, purple pole beans, bush beans, white wonder cucumbers, one tea rose bush and some other stuff that hasn’t sprouted yet! I also have 4 blueberry bushes, 3 apple trees, 1 plum tree, and a bing cherry tree but they are just little things.
 

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May has arrived on the wet side...

these standard lilacs, planted last year, seem to be in the right spot.
As they mature, their canopy's should slightly blend together.
these beds will be worked and mulched shortly.

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Our "lollypop" acer in our small front garden.

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Lots of green blooms.

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Our trio of azaleas around the sambucas tub.

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I'm trying to get them to grow tall enough to hide the tub. We would have swapped it for the stellar cherry in the tub in the small patio, if it had had more blooms earlier. But maybe next year.

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The smallest of our two acer palmatums I gave it "a haircut" yesterday, well.. evened up its "fringe" with some shears.

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One of our six wisterias. They are quite resiliant.


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Last year it was supported by the trunk of an old tree, I cut down more than ten years ago.

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But it rotted fron the base and I had to unwind the wisteria before removing the trunk.


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Now it's supported by a recycled bird feeder and is none the worse for its adventure.
Beautiful garden as always Sean.
Can I please ask how you actually put the new bird feeder support on the wysteria? I have a standard wysteria which does not stand alone. I've actually got it tied on 2 sided to star pickets which I have tried to disguise with obolisks. I'd love to put some type of support directly around the trunk but I'm nervous I'll dig into the rootball and kill it.
 
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We're starting to see more colour in our mostly "green" garden. It's "low maintenance" at the moment, there's nothing that really needs attention apart from mowing.

Our azalea "hedge" in our tiny front garden is in full bloom, with a couple of rhodos to follow.


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More colour coming in these azaleas next to our patio. They are so tightly packed I've no idea how many of them there are. The bamboo canes are to stop the cats from creeping up on the small birds that feed on the patio.

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I'm training the euonymus to grow over the stump of the big fir tree on the rockery we had cut down.


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The phlox on the rockery is recovering, it took a hammering when the contractor was filling in the koi pool.

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Our star azaleas. Pink and peach. Too many bluebells!


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Our favourite white rhodo. Fighting for space with big tortoise shell one next to it. Lawn will get cut tomorrow if it stays dry.

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Our two "tree azaleas." Nearly in bloom. Good value for money, twenty quid each from T&M a few years ago.
I prune them to shape after they've flowered each year.


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Our Stellar cherry has a few cherries on it. New to us last year (e-Bay)


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:unsure: umm ..... no, it isn't upside down @Logan . It is Berberis darwinii, and the last picture was taken from above the shrub pointing down at the gravel driveway. I just wanted to confuse everyone :joyful:
:joyful: Ah yes looking at it properly I can see that it's Berberis, but the yellow flowers it looked like gorse.:joyful:Sorry
 

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