Whoops! I am a day late, but as they say better late than never. Sweet Bean Gardening has a monthly meme for us to show what we are looking forward to in our gardens in the following month. Last month I spoke about my little bean seeds and was amazed as to how quickly they were growing. Well they look like this now. I still cover them with the plastic raised bed cover at night, so effectively they are living in a semi-greenhouse environment. The plants in the front are Pak Choi.
In the UK we have had one of the driest Springs on record. We gardeners are panting, like our precious plants for a decent downpour. We have had the occasional overnight short sharp shower but not anything enough to really soak the soil. On Thursday, I woke in the morning to RAIN!! It was so exciting, I ran out in my dressing gown, with my camera of course, to take photos of raindrops on the plants. Afterwards I had a sobering thought of countries such as Ethiopia and the dread drought they are suffering. At least when we go for three weeks without rain, we can water our plants using water from our taps. It puts it all in perspective, but nevertheless, we are all hoping for more rain very soon.
Lastly, before I leave you, I would like to share the future with you and the excitement of full colour arriving in the garden. Spring flowers are more or less over and the yellows and blues of daffodils, bluebells and forget-me-nots are fading. Now my garden is entering its purple and pink phase with Allium, chives, Astrantia, Aquilegia and the delicate pink hardy geranium (Crane’s Bill).
I hope you have enjoyed this little look into my Hope Grows contribution for May and I hope that you visit regularly to see how my garden is moving into its Summer glory.
- April is a battle with fluctuating weather and slugs (hurtlingtowards60.wordpress.com)
- Hope Grows Day : March 2011 (hurtlingtowards60.wordpress.com)