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May Day Blooms

I have been so amazed with the weather we had in May and early June. We had sunny & warm days and wet & windy days as well as snow-on-top of Table Mountain days!!! And this can all happen in one week!! The garden takes a real knock, though! The big confusion happens when the peach tree is dropping its autumn leaves and then, ….out of no where a PINK BUD! A flower??? NO!  I was not mistaken. It was there!!

Then my neighbour wanted to know what I fed my roses!!  I have never had such beautiful roses in May!  We are in early winter now here in the Southern Hemisphere, so this is surprising!! I still have a few rose buds – and it is so cold outside! Global warming?? Anyway, wanted to show you how pretty the roses are in my garden……



Picture perfect!! And they smell so good too!






Then the rest of the garden…..

[one_half]My Chasmanthe coming out[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Calibrachoa still pretty[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Passion fruit growing wild![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Trailing over my arches[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Beans – my winter crop[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Huge bush of young tomatoes[/one_half_last]




And the two prettiest roses of them all!!! Jessica and Tamsin

– my grand daughters from my fabulous son, Brandon, and my lovely daughter-in-law, Nicky!

Happy gardening everyone xxxxxxx

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

2 replies on “May Day Blooms”

These roses are lovely. If plants are getting tricked into blossoming early there must be something wrong with our weather and this happens often lately.

By the way, how come you have two lovely granddaughters? Either you look after yourself pretty well or using your old picture in the blog like the Queen on our money and stamps.

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