Okay, this probably only applies if you live in the UK, and are over a certain age (40 ish)- but, does any one remember, if you fit the above criteria, The Smash makes Mash adverts??? (please excuse my washing line prop bottom right – a roofing lath from my devoted dearest – he’s so generous with his thoughtful gifts – all splinters have now been removed, and over time gathered in my hands!)
I took a wander down to the bottom of our back garden this evening with a mind of taking some pictures of how lovely the colours of the foliage and flowers look, when I got back inside and saw this shot on the computer screen, the Variegated Privet (the lime green plant in the centre) just reminded me of one of those little aliens!!! LOL Planted some 25 years ago, to fill a gap, it’s certainly done that…and then some!… it has now also taken on a whole new look 😉 Normally Dearest keeps it in check, though hidden behind, in the slit gap, is a nesting box, housing a new family of Blue Tits, so pruning will have to wait another week or so! Anyways, back to the post….. I have always thought that our garden is a mismatch, but beautiful patchwork of plants, this is the view I look out over every day from my conservatory workspace and May is one of the nicest months to see. The deciduous plants have now gotten almost all their new leaves, the larger shrubs, rhododendrons and Holly are starting to come into flower and the smell from the Lilac tree is quite overpowering on this still calm evening – beautiful!! 🙂
Tiptoeing to the side a bit… a bit more of a promising colourful corner. In the background under the Holly tree, is my lovingly built garden Stonehenge, not that you can see much of it at this time of year, when we let it go Nature’s way – Wild and Free – to do as it pleases, usually it becomes laden with wild poppies and ferns – The little standing stones are for some interest in the winter months! Whilst the Japanese flowering cherry, on the left, has gone through its best, and is getting new foliage, in the foreground a beautiful pink Aquilegia is growing through our little twisted Hazel, with the first of its blooms opening today!
With all those buds, to open still, it should look amazing!
Last, but not least, one of my favourite flowers – Bluebells and a random couple of whitebells too, normally found in wooded areas, but equally happy to flower in my little ‘enchanted shrub wood’ garden! 😀