|The rhubarb has kept me well supplied.|
May has been quite a mixed month with cold spells, gales, rain and a few fine days reaching up to 19C / 66F (which is fantastic weather for Northern Ireland). Finally there should be no risk of frost! It's a busy time of year with weeds needing seen to, areas to be tidied, tall plants to be staked, and plants grown from seed needing hardened off before they're planted outside permanently.
Here's a little summary of the garden in the month of May...
|The apple tree has started to blossom.|
|Plants remain cosy in the greenhouse. Beans (French and Purple Queen) to be hardened off for a week and then planted outside. Other plants in the greenhouse include chard, calendula, marigold, courgette, squash and peas.|
|Are these moths or butterflies? There are lots of them around (a bit difficult to spot the darker one in the photo).|
|Aubretia grown from seed.|
|Quite a few bees have been spotted this month, this one on a bergenia.|
|Solomon's Seal is on display this month.|
|And poached egg plant, Limnanthes douglasii, introduced to the garden from seed, now self seeds freely.|
Have a great weekend!
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