Hello!! Well this May I suddenly realised that it was nearly summer and I was still “in” spring mode so we had a flurry of editing and replanting the courtyard pots whilst in the wider garden we’ve been rescued by the wildflowers and the heady mix of formal and informal has never been more beautiful than with nature’s help this year. So welcome to my May Garden Dairy for our gardens at Ednovean Farm!
A garden diary for May
May has been a glorious month for the garden this year at Ednovean farm with the wild foxgloves have softened the formal gardens swaying gently amongst the topiary and palms. We added a new palm to one of the lower borders to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary a Butea Capitata – a beautiful silver grey palm with arching leaves, a native of South America which is hardy to minus eight and said to be fairly wind tolerant.
This year I thought keeping the courtyard nearest to the house (and furthest from the garden tap) as a mix of architectural succulents and topiary, softened by white Moroccan daisies. I crept outside again that night, just as the sun was setting to take the snaps; it was just too nice to be indoors!!!
Oooh and if you are wondering if it can get any hotter summer officially starts at 6.07 on the 21st of June!!
May’s garden project
As I mention in our April Garden diary, we’ve worked on the new path to take our guest straight into the heart of the Italian Garden and the subtropical gravel border. And we’ve had not a little help from our guests who have heroically helped to barrow rocks across the fields, to rock connoisseur Charles and ferry cobbles along the path ready to be laid. By the way this activity is not compulsory if you are staying
with us they did volunteer!
May’s garden my final spring diary as summer beckons
May’s garden diary is the last of the spring reports fro our Ednovean farm garden and by next month we will be firmly ensconced in the summer season.
What a early garden season we have had so far though, staring with my first reluctant forays into the garden in January with the first hints of the ice and snow in February before plunging into the full grip of the beast in March. We were only too thankful to blissfully settle into the gentle arms of April and the sweet enticements of May.
I wonder what our gardening year here at Ednovean farm will bring next as we welcome summer?!!