Bluebells - the very epitome of England in May.
The gooseberry bush is showing signs of the beginnings of berries forming - an amazing feat since Bramble (my cat) keeps catching the Bumble bees that visit here.
Solomon's Seal. Look how the raindrops stay on the leaves, making little beads. I am always astonished at how fast this plant grows each year! Some years it gets completely eaten by grey caterpillars from an insect which only feeds on Solomon's Seal.
Jack-by-the-hedge (or Jack-by-the-compost-bin!), a wild flower which has decided to make it's home here.
Beautiful, beautiful apple blossom from the Jonagold tree I planted this year. Will they make apples this first time? No idea - we'll have to wait and see. The label said it 'probably' doesn't need another tree nearby to pollinate - probably??!!
The onion sets have shot up this last week.
The 'darling buds of May'. Hopefully they'll open out this week, as the nearby hedgerow ones have.
White dead nettles and stinging nettles. I allow some to grow for the butterflies but have to be careful not to let them overtake the garden.
Unfurling fiddle heads of Ferns - now there's poetic!
And finally some pics of the beautiful animals whose lives I am privileged to share. This is Bramble, probably looking for more Bumble bees to catch!
Luna, Bramble's sister, investigates the pond.
Can you see who's hiding here?
Yes, it's Flopsy the bunny!
Hope you enjoyed my May photo album! Blessings x x