May miscellany

This is one of  the first roses Pretty Lady, with lots more to come.

The dogwood is covered in flower buds, which should open soon.

Here’s a bee on the red valerian (centranthus ruber) which grows in the stone feature.

Lastly I’m always relieved to see the nasturtium (tropaeolum minus) Tom Thumb seeds germinate and appear as the Chiltern Seeds catalogue says…If you can’t grow these, you’d better give up gardening as a hobby!

Have a good week!

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23 Responses to May miscellany

  1. Love the rose, such a pretty pale pink

  2. Jo says:

    It’s always lovely to see Pretty Lady flowering again, so aptly named. Ha ha, you’re safe with your hobby for another year.

  3. nikkipolani says:

    Ah, there’s Pretty Lady. Hope it’s a great rose season for this prolific shrub. Nasturtiums are pretty sure bets!

  4. Jade says:

    Always love your pretty Pretty Lady.!
    I think I would love the dogwood’s too.
    The red valerian’s flower must be very ‘ sweet ‘!
    That’s very good news about the nasturtium seeds having germinated! Congrats!
    Thanks and same to you!

  5. Liz says:

    Oh my, it’s good to see Pretty Lady flowers appear. I’m waiting on my nasturtiums to sprout. Enjoy!

  6. CJ says:

    Such a beautiful rose. I’ve been seeing wonderful roses everywhere at the moment, absolutely covered in flowers. Maybe an extra good year for them? CJ xx

  7. Debbie says:

    Hi there Flighty ! What a gorgeous rose . The Valerian (centranthus ruber) is a wild beauty here in Cornwall where it scrabbles over the hedges, and we have red, white and pink ones. I’m trying to get a white one into my garden as it looks so beautiful. Yes there are always a few Nasturtiums romping about too 🙂 x

  8. Chloris says:

    Lovely to have your Pretty Lady in bloom already.

  9. Phew those nasturtiums germinated!

  10. snowbird says:

    Just LOVE pretty lady!Looking forward to her in full bloom. Nasturtiums are very easy to grow, I would panic if I couldn’t grow them…that description had me smiling.xxx

  11. menhir1 says:

    The bee is happy and busy. The Dogwood has interesting buds. As for nasturtiums; I totally concur with the seed catalogue comment. It took me three years to get rid of them, when I lived in warmer, softer climes. Here, they seem to be less vigorous. My favourite use for them is to liven up both the look of my salads and the flavour. xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir it was one of many this week. It sure has. I’m not surprised about the nasturtiums. I really must try some in mine, I keep meaning too. xx

  12. I think our nasturtiums are germinating in international sync! Xx

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