May flowers

I’ve only been to the plot a couple of times during the past week.  On Monday I put the climbing bean canes up in readiness to sow some seeds later in the month, and on Thursday I just pottered as following two rather wet days it was too soggy to do any plotting. Not surprisingly after a warm weekend and those two rainy days everything is growing well, including the weeds.

The California poppy (eschscholzia californica) plants from last year are flowering as are the self-seeded poached egg (limnanthes douglasii) plants although I’ve yet to see any bees on them like I usually do. In fact I’ve seen few this year so far and no bumble bees.

California poppy - 2   Poached egg plant flowers - 2

The perennial cornflower (centaurea montana) is another flower that bees like.

Perennial cornflowers - 1

Happy gardening,  and have a good week!


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12 Responses to May flowers

  1. Liz says:

    A couple of rainy days and then sunshine will bring on the weeds. How pretty your May flowers are! There have been lots of bees here in recent weeks. My centaurea is disappointing this year, unlike your healthy specimen; something has got to it and there is one pathetic-looking flower.

  2. Jo says:

    It’s been good weather for the plants with rain and sunshine, that’s sure to bring them on. I’ve seen quite a few bees around but only a couple of butterflies as yet.

  3. CJ says:

    Yes, I need to get my beansticks up at the allotment as well. I put the garden ones up last week. Lovely to see some flowers, everything’s really moving now. CJ xx

  4. menhir1 says:

    It’s great to see Spring springing everywhere. Your cornflowers are very pert. The bright orange poppy is glorious…perhaps a sign of sunny warm weather to come? xx

  5. nikkipolani says:

    They’re here! Love love love those poached egg flowers. So delicate and perfect for May. I’m getting ready to plant those cosmos seeds you sent 😉

  6. Shamini says:

    Centaurea is lovely as a cut flower, too! If you can bear to cut it.

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