What a glorious day, as usual I was up and about early. I did some housework, then I pinned up a new jacket that I am making. Then back to the garden. Another list:
|Sweet Pea Winston Churchill|
|Nemophilia 5 spot|
|Nemophilia Baby Blue Eyes|
|Poppy Ruby Bonanza|
|Californian Poppy Summer Sorbet|
and last but definitely not least Night Scented Stock, I have not taken a photo of this seed packet because to be honest during the day time the flowers are nondescript at best. BUT in the evening, they open out to a luminous pale purple and the scent is heavenly. I have grown them every year for as long as I can remember for the scent alone.
I also had to continue tidying the front garden. I took off some of the dead wood from the hardy fuschia and the Lavender. I planted Escallonia Apple Blossom in a gap at the front of the garden for more privacy. I have this Escallonia in the back garden as well it is pale pink summer flowering and evergreen, Its eventual height and spread will be enough to give me a good sized hedge. I also have a white Escallonia in my back garden which is magnificent in early summer, its height is and spread is approx 6ft X 6ft
In the back garden, I planted a Hydrangea in a dappled part of the garden accompanied by a Lupin, I grew from seed I also planted another Lupin in another border.
I potted up a pink Marguerite, a cutting of Lonicera Fragrantissima (winter Honeysuckle) and a Chaenomoles Pink Lady, both potentially destined for the front garden.
I weeded the top terrace so it is less like a train wreck, I have a picture in my mind of how I want this secluded part of the garden to look. It gets very warm as it gets the afternoon sun from lunchtime onwards and would make a lovely summer evening garden.
The day was very peaceful, it was beautiful weather barely any cloud all day and windless. All in all a perfect May Day bank holiday.
I leave with some more photos of my favorites over this bank holiday.