The fruit cage is nearly up – although the instructions for fixing the door is making my brain ache. You can see how the border looked last month by clicking here.
The loganberry growing up the fence is star of the show
masses of flowers, so hopefully masses of fruit to come
I plonked some strawberries in, not knowing how they would do here in this north facing border, but so far so good. (Aaargh, I’ve just noticed a bit of bindweed peeping through – a constant battle.)
The autumn fruiting raspberries have masses of flowers too – I’m following Cathy’s advice and waiting til they have fruited before cutting them back, I’m loving this method so far!
That is a marjorie’s seedling plum tree to the left of the raspberries, which is fruiting for the first time.
There is a spindly looking blueberry bush
which although has some fruit on it, needs a bit of TLC and some ericaceous compost to cheer it up I think.
And although the area behind the caravan needs a lot of attention I’m pleased with the flowering of the white perennial wallflowers. I grew these from seeds from a friend’s garden and they smell divine in the evening. The honeysuckle grown from a cutting taken from a hedgerow seems to be doing well.
The two thornless blackberries continue to disappoint, but maybe they need to be moved to the South facing side.
The month of May is so full of promise.
A border I’m particularly proud of is the one in the front of the house, the planting is very Chelsea! It is mainly self-seeded, take minimum upkeep and has a wildness about it I love. This is where I hope to introduce some more alliums. I’ve struggled to take good enough photos but here are some of my attempts.
The scent of this iris is intoxicating
I hope you are enjoying some wonderful gardens in your neck of the woods.