2. A South Devon Garden 25th May 2018

 

Aquilegia are now in full bloom with a good range of colour and shape
Aquilegia are now in full bloom with a good range of colour and shape

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I like this white with a hint of blue aquilegia
I like this white with a hint of blue aquilegia

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The flag iris are also at their best. I particularly like this gold and plum red combination.
The flag iris are also at their best. I particularly like this gold and plum red combination.

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These dutch iris are more gaudy. All have come through the winter
These dutch iris are more gaudy. All have come through the winter

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Abutilon x suntense covered with flowers. This was in full bloom in January until the frost put a stop on that, but it was back in flower very quickly as the weather warmed up
Abutilon x suntense covered with flowers. This was in full bloom in January until the frost put a stop on that, but it was back in flower very quickly as the weather warmed up

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A lupin that opens white and then turns pink, growing beneath the Abutilon
A lupin that opens white and then turns pink, growing beneath the Abutilon

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Gooseberries developing well
Gooseberries developing well

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Very few pears have set frut
Very few pears have set frut

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Blackcurrants developing nicely
Blackcurrants developing nicely

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Raspberries in full bloom
Raspberries in full bloom

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Some apple trees have got a good set of fruit, but other trees have set very little.
Some apple trees have got a good set of fruit, but other trees have set very little.

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These will need thinning if they don't thin themselves
These will need thinning if they don't thin themselves

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Elephant garlic loves this soil. I will let them flower.
Elephant garlic loves this soil. I will let them flower.

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Sweetcorn now planted outside and looking good.
Sweetcorn now planted outside and looking good.

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Winter squash planted outside, but not growing very fast
Winter squash planted outside, but not growing very fast

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The Dahlias have overwintered in the ground in spite of the severe frosts.
The Dahlias have overwintered in the ground in spite of the severe frosts.

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Runner beans started in pots and now in the ground , on short poles to start with so that I can drag the big cloches over them if the nights turn cold again
Runner beans started in pots and now in the ground , on short poles to start with so that I can drag the big cloches over them if the nights turn cold again

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Parsnip germinating well  but sown very late this year
Parsnip germinating well  but sown very late this year

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Loganberries in full bloom
Loganberries in full bloom

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A good crop of figs strating to develop
A good crop of figs strating to develop

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The tomatoes in the polythene tunnel have now been staked and are starting to flower
The tomatoes in the polythene tunnel have now been staked and are starting to flower

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The large Avocado tree got frosted inside the polythene tunnel, but is sprouting again from the base.
The large Avocado tree got frosted inside the polythene tunnel, but is sprouting again from the base.

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Some of the Lemon Grass plants lost their tops but the roots are now sprouting well.
Some of the Lemon Grass plants lost their tops but the roots are now sprouting well.

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A good crop of new potatoes now being dug.
A good crop of new potatoes now being dug.

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Cucumbers growing well
Cucumbers growing well

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Sweet Peppers
Sweet Peppers

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Some self sown sweet peas now in bloom
Some self sown sweet peas now in bloom

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Galanga  a Thai ginger ready to go back into the soil in the polytunnel
Galanga  a Thai ginger ready to go back into the soil in the polytunnel

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Hot Pepper
Hot Pepper

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Early carrot crop now being pulled and eaten
Early carrot crop now being pulled and eaten

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Runner beans and French Beans with their first flowers
Runner beans and French Beans with their first flowers

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Thai Holy Basil is very slow to get going.
Thai Holy Basil is very slow to get going.

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A mange tout pea producing pods
A mange tout pea producing pods

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Winter squash growing under cover  very much larger than the plants outside.
Winter squash growing under cover  very much larger than the plants outside.

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The next crop of beetroot and lettuce, under cover.
The next crop of beetroot and lettuce, under cover.

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Rhubarb growing well, but needs weeding!
Rhubarb growing well, but needs weeding!

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Alliums in full bloom
Alliums in full bloom

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And the rose garden starting to put on a show.
And the rose garden starting to put on a show.

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The Honey Bush was cut to the ground by the frosts, but some plants are putting up new shoots
The Honey Bush was cut to the ground by the frosts, but some plants are putting up new shoots

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Flag iris, Aquilegia and Doronicum.
Flag iris, Aquilegia and Doronicum.

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Golden Dutch Iris
Golden Dutch Iris

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Chives in full bloom.
Chives in full bloom.

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