May 31st – This is, we hope, the last of the Lockdown Galleries as garden visiting returns in June. Many thanks to all who contributed this year and last!
Weather: Summer is here!Warm sunny days and no rain
Ruth Baumberg received identifications for the plants she asked about last week – the Narcissus was Pipitand the Geranium was G. tuberosum. She also has a fine Peony grown from seed to show us this week
Glenda Wray has some interesting plant combinations
Ann Fritchley says that everything in her garden has been watered and battered. Looks like it’s thriving though!
Liz Hall’s submission of beautiful Aquilegias is tinged with sadness. She has discovered that downy mildew is affecting some of her plants, so it may be the beginning of the end for her collection
Judith Ladley has a mystery for you to solve
Sue Gray asserts that Ladies of the Night do better in the rain…
Carine Carson joins the party very late – but not too late!
And finally,the Hackett garden is still looking decidedly scruffy after that iffy spring, but there are still a few blooms here and there