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A quick stroll through the garden in May

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We’ve a lovely sunny day today, but very blustery. Planted up my tubs this morning (very tricky with your fingers crossed!), but have fleece and bubble wrap at the ready in case of frost.

The first three pics are from the front garden: Cercis blossoming

Bluebells about to go over . .

Sorbaria Sem with Sambucus nigra

Our favourite sitting out area, with Clematis Montana wafting its lovely scent, and beech Bonsai on table

Raised bed with Acer and Azalea; green Acer in the background with Lilac behind.

Other side of raised bed showing Pieris ‘Forest Flame’, purple Azalea in bud and copper beech in tub (Robinia pseudo-acacia in background).

Colourful bed filling out nicely; Eleagnus Quicksilver in centre.

Miniature Japanese garden, lol! Libertia with Lewisia in total shadow :(( sorry – Carex ‘Jenneke’, Uncinia, and Prunus Ko-jo-no mai.

Viburnum mariesii beginning to flower,

V. mariesii in close-up

Hawthorn bonsai with a.n.other

Bonsai display

Thank you for joining me on my stroll :))

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Enjoyed that stroll around the garden,Sheila......your Cercis looks wonderful.....do you know how old it is? We do have one which has to be kept under control,so there are very few flowers.

9 May, 2015

 

Looks like pure perfection Sheila - you will have us queueing up to come and sit in your lovely garden.
Do you have any trouble with your sorberia suckering?

9 May, 2015

 

How lovely your garden is looking despite the poor weather .....so much to see xxx

9 May, 2015

 

You do seem to have problems with the sober suckering I just chop them off and pot them up.
Lovely garden

9 May, 2015

 

Thanks Julia . . . the Cercis is about 6 or 7 years old: it seems to have reached its optimum height, which is good.

Sue (Stera) - what a lovely thing to say - thank you! There was just ONE sucker from the Sorbaria last year, so I cut it out and now have a new (small) one in the back garden.

Thanks Pam - very kind of you.

Thank you Peter . . . yes, that's the thing to do with suckers :)

9 May, 2015

 

Your garden looks lovely, Sheila - what a wonderfully colourful selection of shrubs!

9 May, 2015

 

Thank you for showing us, sheila.

9 May, 2015

 

Thank you Susanne and Siris :))

9 May, 2015

 

Thanks for the guided tour Sheila! At the nursery near Perth where I bought all my pond stuff (Linden Garden Centre) they have quite a few Bonsai for sale and they are magnificent. Next time I go I shall take a photo for you. I've never seen such lovely examples outside of a flower show. They are very expensive indeed!

9 May, 2015

 

Thank you for the tour Sheila. It all looks so neat and cared for. I love your collection of bonsai. I was visiting a rhododendron fair last weekend and was invited to join a bonsai group in a town up Island. I was temped but too far to drive... so I respectfully declined.

10 May, 2015

 

Thank you Karen . . . yes, trained Bonsai sell for ridiculous prices.

Thanks Klahanie - do you have any Bonsai yourself? Easy and fun to dig up a tree seedling and keep it small :)

10 May, 2015

 

I do not Sheila. I always thought that there is a certain technique to learn and have a impression that it is not so easy. When I talked to gentlemen who is really good at it, he mentioned that he killed lots of them.

10 May, 2015

 

Really? I guess people who take raising Bonsai seriously wind wire round the trunk and little branches to train them into shape. I just prune the branches judiciously and trim the roots in Spring . . . I love seeing the form of a tree in close-up, and for me it is a blessing to be able to do gardening sitting down!

10 May, 2015

 

I might try it one day...who knows...gardening sitting down really appeals to me as well.

10 May, 2015

 

Hi Sheila! it's been a cold spring here... just had to tell you.. regarding your pic of the bluebells about to go over~ Finally found mine yesterday, they are just emerging! talk about behind the season.

11 May, 2015

 

Mine are over too Lori on Vancouver Island. Enjoy yours.
Maybe we can see some pictures if yours when in bloom?

11 May, 2015

 

Beautiful garden, I particularly like your colourful bed, jam packed with goodies. Thanks for the tour :)

11 May, 2015

 

Thanks very much Gee. That bed suddenly seemed to fill out without me noticing . . . don't you just love perennials?!

12 May, 2015

 

A very lovely garden Sheila, the perfect size by the look of it, and so pretty many thanks for the tour...

12 May, 2015

 

You're very kind, Dotty, thank you! (It does just happen to be my favourite place . . . )

12 May, 2015

 

What a beautiful garden you have ! I love your little seating area.

15 May, 2015

 

Thank you Rose . . . I'm so proud of my OH for building that pergola himself!

15 May, 2015

 

Clever OH......

16 May, 2015

 

:))

17 May, 2015

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