The changes in the garden are so rapid at this time of year that you almost need a weekly rather than a monthly visit through the garden gate. Take this view for instance it has changed from this at the beginning of the month......
So many plants have had their 5 minutes of fame and faded away for another year such as these alliums.
Things aren't always perfect in the garden - our poor lupins have been decimated by green fly, we don't like spraying with chemicals, trying to wash it off with a fine spray just didn't work. We have had to resort to cutting the lupins all down in the hope it won't spread to other plants. Does anyone have any tips? We noticed blue tits feeding off some white fly on the parsley but they weren't so interested in the green fly on the lupins!
The vegetable garden is full of salad crops and the broad beans are looking good at the moment.
|Favourite plants of the month include the contrasting orange marigolds and purple chive flowers, the blue geranium Brookside and the yellow geum.|
Despite a busy month ahead I have signed up for going 30 days wild challenge in June, if you want to join in see this link to the Wildlife Trusts challenge.
What is your favourite plant or disaster this month in the garden?
If you would like to join in with Through the garden gate each month please let me know in the comments below and I will add your site. Those participating this month so far are :-