May update

by Wendy Syddall

It’s a lovely sunny and hot day in my South Manchester garden. The country is sad and shocked after what happened in Manchester (20 mins from me) on Monday night but I can always be cheered up by my garden.

There has been so much to do in my garden but I’m nearly there. I’ve probably spent about 8-9 hours in the past few weeks weeding and pulling out self sown forget-me-nots. I don’t know how we have so many!

I’ve planted into the borders the purple cornflower I grew from seed. They are lovely little plants. They each have a stick beside  in case they get too tall.

 I’ve moved my dahlias and tomatoes outside now and all other plants that overwinter in the greenhouse. It’s looking a big bare now. I have planted 15 white sweetpeas and 9 pink ones with lots of slug pellets.

Lots of things are either flowering or getting ready so here are a few of them. 

I also have some gorgeous heuchera which have flowers but really I grow them for the leaves.