28 May 2020

Our Garden in May

A photo collage tour of our garden in May.





Mr P has been busy planting out vegetables in the raised beds.






I was happy to see a goldfinch in the garden.  It's a first sighting
of a garden bird actually eating niger seeds from the bird feeder.




The roses are blooming much earlier this year.

Thank you for coming by.  Wishing you a peaceful weekend.


26 comments:

  1. Such a lovely collage of your garden. This is a wonderful time of year for gardens.

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    1. We're grateful that we have a garden with all its benefits. We're surrounded by beauty there and in our quiet area. We're thankful for the recent good weather which has made it possible to enjoy this season of new growth in every corner of our small plot of land.

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  2. Love the collage and all your beautiful flowers. Great pic from the goldfinch. Hopefully he is coming now more often.

    I wish you a good start into the weekend, enjoy it.

    Greetings

    N☼va

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous. A real place to relax and recharge. Such a lovely couple of photos of the goldfinch, you just caught it perfectly.

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    1. We so appreciate our garden. Gardening is something to focus on and then it's good to just sit and enjoy it all.

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  4. Stunning, a true feast for the eyes.

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    1. Thank you MM. Some plants take their turn in flowering every year each season and it's also satisfying to see cuttings and vegetable seedlings develop. I would like to plan for the Autumn, but it depends whether we can get hold of some new plants with the help of our local daughter.

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  5. lovely flowers and I love the goldfinch

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    1. Hello Carol. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing our garden. I was pleased to see the goldfinch feeding from the feeder and to get a photo.

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  6. Thanks for sharing these flowery shots and the goldfinch.
    Love your header image too.
    Have a nice time in your garden!

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    1. Thank you Luisella. We certainly appreciate our garden and the surrounding area. Also the wildlife. It's gratifying to see the goldfinch and other garden birds. We try to provide some food and water for them.

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  7. while browsing your beautiful garden, it came to mind that the earth still looks as beautiful as it always did and the virus has only effected us humans

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    1. There are situations out in the world that trouble us. Our garden is somewhere we can find a degree of safety and peace. It would be good if everyone had a place of sanctuary.

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  8. You have such a lovely garden and your plants and flowers are beautiful, we have goldfinch visitors too although we haven't seen any young ones yet. Have a lovely weekend:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie. I'm hoping the visits to the garden of the goldfinch will continue. Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. So many plants - and everything delightful. Very summery even if it is only May.

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  10. Oh my Linda! That is a lovely garden! Such beautiful colors! I especially like your little courtyard..what a peaceful sanctuary, and the delightful little finch enjoying a meal from your feeder. I love watching the the birds come and go. We have lots of
    robins and jays but nothing as colorful as your little guest. Blessings to you and Mr. P. So good to think of him working in his garden again.

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    1. May is a special time in the garden as some of my favourite flowers are beginning to bloom. The roses look good because the weather has been dry. When we have a wet late Spring season the delicate petals get damaged. We did have some high winds, but now everything is settled and calm. Lots of watering and tidying is being done, but Mr P isn't doing any heavy work. Plants have been started off in the covered area and then planted out in the vegetable beds using a little trowel set. Most of the tomatoes are under cover. The garden is certainly our sanctuary. Every blessing Gloria. I trust you and your family are keeping well.

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  11. Just loved the garden tour! So many beautiful blooms, veggies, sculptures and birds! I would love to sit at that table and have a chin wag! We have lots of goldfinches here, them and the bluetits have a great time eating the greenfly off the roses.xxx

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    1. You would be welcome here anytime Dina. I'm glad that you see many birds in your garden. I know many creatures are attracted to your garden and find it a good place to be :)

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  12. Your May garden is beautiful! Jim is trying to attract goldfinches with those seeds too, but so far I don't think I have seen any. Your birds are gorgeous.

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    1. It's rewarding when we see the garden birds after making sure they have food and especially water in the bird baths to drink and bathe. I know garden birds come as I was sitting quietly and a robin flew around, sat on a branch of the fig tree then was off again.

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  13. The flower collages are wonderful. Each flower just beautiful, so artfully arranged ...I feel like I just received a lovely floral bouquet or two .... by special delivery from across the sea! .... raised beds are such a good way to grow vegetables.

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    1. It's a pleasure to be able to share these beautiful flowers with you. I love photographing them and making mosaics. You get an idea of our garden in May. Raised beds are a great help. It would be better to have had them higher, but that would mean the need for more soil or compost to fill them. As usual we hope for a good crop of vegetables this year.

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