Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - May 2013

Here we are again with a real hotchpotch of things in bloom today:

Starting off with Doronicum Little Leo, a dwarf variety that does a brilliant impression of a dandelion, but it is not a dandelion. Honestly!

Speaking of Honesty, the garden is absolutely full of them at the moment. Lunaria annua is a self-seeded biennial that requires no help from me whatsoever. Seeds itself wherever it's happy.

Dicentra Luxuriant, a slow growing perennial.

Berberis darwinii, a self-sown evergreen shrub. Don't be confused by the foliage, that's a clematis growing through it.

And now on to some food, this is Apple Bolero, a Ballerina variety that was pruned heavily during the winter, but seems none the worse for it.

Strawberry Toscana, a red flowered variety, and it tastes nice too.

Apple Red Valentine, now flowering for the third time. Wonder if I'll get any fruit from it this year.

And this is where I cheat a little; young plants of Mimulus Magic, nearly ready for my summer baskets. Well they are flowering, albeit in the greenhouse.

Young plants of French Marigold Bonanza, also destined for the summer baskets.

If you want to see what is in bloom around the world today, why not pop over to May Dreams Gardens where Carol is hosting this meme.

And finally, on a totally unrelated topic, our local TV weather forecaster said today that he hadn't got a clue what the weather was going to do on Friday or this weekend. Now that is the most accurate weather forecast I've heard in a long time.