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May Day

What a murky old day for May Day. I can’t imagine anyone feeling like dabbling in the dew this morning. In 2011 I was able to show a rose in bloom . This year there are buds but no flowers yet. Here’s some other pretty things photographed yesterday.

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Airy Tiarella.

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Quince (Chaenomeles). This is a huge shrub and absolutely covered in flowers this year.

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If I’m lucky, the clematis, rose and honeysuckle on this wall are all in flower together. I hope the others catch up with the clematis by the end of the month.

It’s been such a mild winter that some pelargoniums have survived a cold greenhouse (under fleece) and have started to flower. A basket of fuchsias is also flourishing and has some promising buds.

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Pelargonium ‘Nutmeg’.

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Standard bedding pelargonium, bought at the market last year and grown on.
Happy May Day, everyone!

Comments

Pretty flowers! Things seem quite well on in the garden but it is sheltered and pretty much south facing.

It's murky here as well :/
Thank you! It's rained here for most of the day and there's so much to do outside! Never mind, I have Lily of the Valley indoors and out.
Pretty! I always love to see pictures of your garden. Thank you for posting!
My pleasure, and a useful record for me, too.
We have a quince like that, that is also blooming madly. It has been known to be in flower from January to summer.

It seems to me that blossom is having a long season this year. The hedges were blossoming early, and there's fruit blossom still coming out. Our plum trees were over very quickly.
It does seem to be a good year for blossom. The May is out and my apple tree will soon be covered. Perhaps I'll get some apples this year!