Saturday, 31 May 2008

Garden at the end of May

Weigela, euonymus and the last of the forget-me-nots. Blogging about plants has been good for my spelling, I find.
I went to see a Yellow Book garden yesterday and bought a whole lot of shade-loving plants for a gap that's appeared after we had to cut back some of the dogwood. Let's hope they survive - one is called myrrhis or sweet cecily and apparently looks like cow parsley when it flowers, according to the RHS. Not sure I want a cow parsely look-alike but I will give it the benefit of the doubt for the time being.

7 comments:

Penelope said...

Hi Susie I love gardening and I like very much your first photo such a nice mix of colours and plants!

Susie Vereker said...

Thanks vm, Penelope.

Juliet said...

Sweet cecily is very good with rhubarb and also gooseberries. You can eat the whole plant, including the root, but be warned it grows to about 6 or 7 foot and can be pretty rampant. One of those plants which you can either nurture and call a 'herb', or designate a 'weed' and wish you'd never introduced it into your borders! Looks as though your garden is plenty large enough to cope with it, though. Lovely pics, as always.

sablonneuse said...

Going off on another tack - I loved Pond Lane and Paris - finished it in one go and mentioned it on my blog. Great read!

GeraniumCat said...

Lovely pictures - is that a rosa moyesii in the top one? One of my favourites, such a glorious colour.

Susie Vereker said...
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Susie Vereker said...

Sorry, Geranium Cat, I don't know the name of the rose as it was already here in 1979 when we moved in. It's an old-style rose, obviously, which has large hips in the autumn and I don't prune it, apart from removing any dead bits. Later - Have just looked it up in the RHS book and it does look like moyesii, though mine is dark pink rather than red. Clever of you to name it from a photo. In future when I'm showing friends around the garden I shall wave my hand and say 'this is rosa moyesii, of course