Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The May Garden

Spring was a long time in coming this year and some plants still seem a long way behind. But despite all that the garden is really coming into its own now. With the various perennials back up and all knitting together to create a thick lush carpet under the taller plants.

But before I get all poetic (!) here are a few photos of what's currently looking good in the garden.

Illicium griffithii in flower
Kalopanax septemlobus
Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' and Fagus sylvatica 'Franken'
Rheum palmatum in flower in front of Schefflera taiwaniana
Euphorbia deflexa
Schefflera delavayi
Acer palmatum var. dissectum
Quack Quack!
Fallopia japonica 'Variegata'
Fallopia japonica 'Variegata'
Schefflera aff. myriocarpa
Aralia elata ‘Variegata’
The bottom end of the garden has really filled out this year and is looking more jungle like than ever!



Twinkles exploring the jungle
Overall the garden does seem to be behind where plants would normally be, due to the slow spring, lets hope we get a warm end to spring and summer ahead!

Gaz

33 comments :

  1. Your jungle is looking so good, especially the Scheffleras!

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  2. Wonderful looking jungle there, despite a late spring. Let's hope you get our usual summer heat, and we'll take your cool grey. Deal?

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    1. Thank you! A little bit of your summer heat on top of our usual ones would be perfect :)

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  3. So much texture! The variety in your garden is stunning.

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    1. Thank you! The different shades of green in the spring are nice to see too.

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    1. Glad you like them Scott :) Still not sure if they're staying there but they are fun!

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  5. It is looking beautiful! Jeannine

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  6. You've done a splendid job with your jungle zone...only the temperature expect would give it's location away !

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    1. Thank you! A warm summer this year would be a fab bonus!

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  7. Even if i know it is cold there according to my un-acclimatized person, the jungle looks very tropical. And i love the textures of the leaves, they look so contented with nutrients. I laughed at the inclusion of the quack-quacks, it softened the very serious line of thought. haha

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    1. Thanks Andrea, glad you liked the ducks too :)

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  8. Your garden is as spectacular as always! You are an inspiration! LOVE the jungle.

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  9. I was going to use the word 'texture' but Gerhard stole it!

    Looking lush...love the new Schefflera growth, especially the S. delavayi!

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    1. Thanks Loree! The new leaves of the delavayi is always a delight to see.

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  10. looking good! long live the jungle (and the ducks!)

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    1. Thanks Clive, and the ducks says hi! :)

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  11. Even if things are behind, everything looks beautiful! Also, duckies!!!

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  12. It looks like a tropical part of some botanical garden!

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  13. What happen to your T-rex , they don`t look really good

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    1. Hi Sal, those visible are just suckers of the main plant. They've all been slow this year, some die back on some but all are full of buds

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  14. Your jungle (insert Tarzan ape-call) looks like it goes on and on. I shudder to think what it would look like if you had had a balmy spring.

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    1. Wish I'd did go on and on Ricki :) balmy spring would have been lovely. Apparently we've just had the coldest spring since 1963

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  16. Happy ducks, happy plants, pretty perfect! Love that Euphorbia deflexa.

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  17. Tarzan would be at home in your garden....and that's a compliment! Great views.
    David/:0)

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  18. Will you please identify the plant to the right of your cat in the last picture? Is it possibly Nothopanax delavayi?

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    1. Hi Jerry, it could be the Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'

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