It's a bit of an in-between time in the garden, in late May. The roses are in bud and lots of other plants are getting ready, but the tulips are over and the Spring flowers are fading. So, what is there to look at in my garden?
Magnolia Fairy Blush in its second year with me and looking very pretty.
An aquilegia my sister gave me - I don't know what the variety is, but I like the delicate pink and white flowers.
The stalwarts of the May border - alliums.
Another aquilegia bought last year and not planted out or potted on yet - shame on me! I wonder whether it would seed with the white one and make a pale blue variety?
Erigeron karvinskianus which has pretty white and pink flowers.
Reliable Geranium Phaeum, or mourning widow, to give its common name. I think this might be Lily Lovell, but am not sure.
Geranium Phaeum Album - a lovely plant.
Clematis Crystal Fountain just unfurling.
More deep purple Geranium Phaeum.
Finally, another geranium, versicolor, I think, but I could be wrong. I love the veining on the petals. This one seeds all over the place and is trying to take over, but can be removed easily. I let it stay where I want it to be, but take it out if it gets too unruly! So, a few plants to enjoy and keep me going while I wait for the roses, peonies and clematis to flower.