May is one of my favourite months, when the world suddenly becomes so verdant. Last week, on the Bank Holiday, I had a house and garden full of children, which was lovely, but meant I had no time to join in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s wonderful In A Vase On Monday meme.
In our garden, it is the bright colours I am enjoying right now. I bought two Totally Tangerine geums to add to the one I thought I already had, except now I can see that the flowers are slightly different, so last year’s geum must have been a different cultivar. In this week’s vase I have put a couple of flowers from both varieties, along with three purple chive flowers and two violet blue spears of Ajuga repens, with some of its foliage. The little strawberry vase is from Chessell Pottery Barns where we stayed on the Isle of Wight four years ago.
Yesterday, our girls were at Legoland with Brownies and we only had our son with us, so we took the opportunity to go on a walk up nearby Firle Beacon, where the hedgerows were filled with cow parsley and may blossom. My iPhone had run out of storage, so unfortunately I couldn’t take any pictures, but this is a photo of the two frothy whites together in Baxter’s Field, a tranquil green space near our house, taken yesterday evening. To me they just sum up the month of May.