These photos are from the 16th of May. I have more that feature some more of the flowers in bloom and the color combinations. I will upload them as time permits.
I have started some work on the cleaning up of the woodland garden with the germander cut back and the edging stones reset. Hopefully, when I get this area cleaned up I will have room for some lupines and more columbines of other colors than the blue ones. I do have a nice red columbine that is doing well in the woodland. (photo on next post),
The hedges have been trimmed with the new cordless hedge trimmer and fine tuned with the hand pruner. They look pretty good, except for the honeysuckle pilea at the front. It is very ragged. I think I might replace this hedge with boxwood cuttings. The area needs to be cleaned up and renovated.with compost added to all the beds. The peonies need attention and the blue bells need to be kept under control. The lemon balm needs to be removed entirely as is taking over the whole area.
I am getting the weeding done in the small area by the magnolia tree. The violets have got out of hand again and are everywhere in that bed. I should remove these violets from the garden entirely. They are very tenacious and spread like crazy. I have to be sure to get the roots out, because the plant will just shoot up more leaves if I don't. Very tedious job to get these plants out. I also need to get the grass out of the irises in this area of the front too.
I have been quite busy otherwise with Megashot . We can now create a presentation with music using up to 50 of our photos. You can see my first attempt at the bottom of my blog. I really love this feature.