Wednesday, 4 June 2014

My garden at the end of May

The new border is coming along!  I’ve planted a few more things that Mum has given me.  The weather has been warm and damp, and the slugs have been having a field day!  In particular, they have completely eaten the coreopsis and some cosmos seedlings I put out at the weekend.  I am using slug pellets, but must admit I don’t like using them, in case another animal (bird or frog) eats the dying slug.  YUK!  I hate slugs!

The large shrubs which have been kept when we cleared the border are a blue hibiscus and a philadelphus.

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The end of this border is looking very lush.  I do love a dark purple leaf amongst the green.  This is an elder.

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And on the other side, these red poppies are stealing the show!

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I am linking up with Helen at The Patient Gardener, for a month end look at our gardens.


Chicken Licken said...

Ooo a pink elderflower...I hope you are going to make elderflower cordial with those flowers!

Helen said...

Your garden looks lovely (slug damage aside!) Those poppies are stunning - and very appropriate for today of all days.

Alison said...

The border's going to be lovely...mum's poppies were fab when I was in Scotland last week too!
Alison xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I love poppies, they are just so striking. Great to have those established shrubs. The elder leaves look wonderful in amongst the green. Sorry it's been so long since I last visited. I'm making use of being up early this morning to have a little catch up with everyone. Have you had much time for dressmaking lately?