The garden in May

The garden is so beautiful at this time of year. I have taken photos of a walk up the garden but first a quick update of chicken news.

Vanilla has come out of her broody spell after only three days this time which I am pleased about. Ebony is still broody but she is docile and easy to lift and perches at bedtime when I close the nest boxes.

Smoke started laying again today so it is good to have another good layer back again. It is just over two weeks since she last laid.

Some of our pots were looking tired so we have just rejuvenated them with a bit of colour.

We have refreshed some of our tired pots

The rose over the cabin is just about to burst out

Our patio

This is my spot for sitting in the sun overlooking the garden. Not today though as it is drizzling.

Looking over our veg plot

Corner bed behind the veg plot

Looking up towards the chicken run

The rustic (home made) path by the chicken run

The patch of garden in front of the chicken run

The chicken’s strip

The chicken’s strip has really filled in this year. They still have a row of dandelions next to the weld mesh but they are now hidden by the plants. The fox glove and antirrhinums self seeded in the garden and I transplanted them to here last year.

I think this is my favourite time of year for the garden. Everything looks lush and full with splashes of colour. I love to sit in the garden in the sun but the garden desperately needed this rainy day.

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6 Responses to The garden in May

  1. marion says:

    All looks so lovely and interesting.

    • Carol says:

      We have been tweaking. We have cut back the things that have got too big and pulled out a lot of stuff that takes over then filled the gaps with a few new bits. It’s always evolving.

  2. Sophie says:

    Your garden is looking really luxuriant! xx

  3. david says:

    Everything looking really healthy.

    • Carol says:

      There are some things that won’t grow in this garden. We put them in a couple of times and lose them and then we give up on them. Over the years we have learned to stick with the things that thrive. Some things love this garden and would take over and those we have to pull back each year. It is a balancing act but in the end it works well and gives a feeling of being really lush. It’s also years of seeing the things we put in mature and that’s something that only comes with time.

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