May 2008

May has been an exciting month for me with a feature on my garden in the June issue of  The English Garden Magazine (out now) and the ‘open day’ for the NGS proving a big success!

Many thanks to all the kind friends who helped make it into such a happy and successful afternoon and to John Glover for lending his ‘Crazy Pages’ song to this small slideshow of the afternoon.

My garden is at last awash with colour and although I have been eargerly photographing bright red poppies and inky ‘Black Swan’ irises it is my pictures of the subtle, drooping bells of Nectaroscordum Siculum that I keep returning to. This wonderful bulb is ideal for the mixed border and once established will reward you with its tall stems of pink and green flowers that magically turn skywards once they have set seed. Easy to grow too and I would recommend you try it.

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