May is the best month!
Our garden’s split into three – I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned that before. It’s not a big garden, being only as wide as our house (a single room wide) but it is proportionally long and narrow and therefore easily segmented. There’s the patio, which has blue fencing and blue and terracotta pots on, and our table and chairs for eating outside. Then comes the lawn and flowerbeds, which have green fences (because with plants in front of them, the green makes the garden seem bigger). Then there’s the long-neglected veg area, which again has anything paintable painted green, to make everything seem lusher and larger.
Last year I put a lot of effort into my flowers and the weeding, and was really pleased with both the colour that resulted, and the neatness that meant we didn’t retreat back indoors from weedy chaos in August! A lot of the same plants are going in this year, such as linaria ‘Flamenco’, phlox ‘Tapestry’ and dahlia ‘Bishop’s Children’ as they looked so good. Though after today's rain I have fewer dahlias than I started out with – grrrr! Two new (to me) types of plant are scabious 'Black Knight' and zinnia 'Queenie Orange Lime'; I planted the latter after seeing how good a friend's zinnias looked on Instagram last year.
What's your favourite flower in a garden?