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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
May 2016

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May 11th

We have had a few nice days recently, up in the 20s centigrade, but the last two days has seen a lot of light rain but mild.
A lot of my tender plants are now out in the 'Exotic' garden, but placed where they get the maximum sunshine, to get them growing again.
They will be put in their proper places over the next couple of weeks.

Lyns garden has had some nice Spring colour, especially the Tulips which she had dotted around and in containers.
Now they have finished flowering, the garden goes into what we call the 'Green time'.
The foliage on the Spring flowers has to die down naturally and the summer flowers will take over.

Every year at this time we have an old flowering cherry, not sure of it's name, that is covered in blossom.
A passer by was taking some pictures of it a couple of days ago.
Yes it does look good, but it makes one heck of a mess when the blossom falls. Lyn is out there with a broom sweeping the path every day.
The paths are easy, but getting it out of the flower beds is more of a problem.
I tend to water it with a hose pipe, it helps to break it down quicker, and returns it to the soil.

The new wall in the 'Exotic' garden, brings out the shadows from the plants. It used to be a fence panel
 painted blue, on which the shadows didn't show up.



Part of the 'Exotic' garden in disarray, Lyn's winter mini greenhouse and some of my pots of plants that 
have started to come out from winter hibernation.


More pots and Tulips!!


The majority of Agarve are in place, enjoying some sun.


In Lyn's garden, Pacific Coast  Iris 'Broadleigh rose' 


And Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David' with fallen Tulip petals.