callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Some May flowers

I was hanging washing on the line before half past eight this morning. It was what the weather people are pleased to call ‘chilly’ and the rest of us describe as freezing cold. While I was out there I snapped some pretty things.


Astrantia ‘Princess Sturdza’. I have two other astrantias and they are barely showing their leaves, so are way behind. I don’t know if it’s the variety or the sheltered position which makes the difference.


The unnamed tree peony, which I boasted last year I had raised from seed and had at last produced a flower, now has two! Four next year?


Geum bulgaricum, last seen here as one of the perennials which keep their leaves in winter, is now smothered in pale yellow flowers. It looks a lot like Geum rivale, but that one has coppery-pink flowers.

So much to do in the garden at this time of year!
Tags: flowers, may
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