May Day frills, spills and fairground colours of attraction.

This week in May we are thrilled with frills, seduced by succulents, whilst memories of our childhood come flooding back with a carousel collection of fairground colours thanks to rolling banks of Rhododendron’s. The gardeners we’re inundated with weeds and blown away by bluebells.

We have seen the organic kitchen garden in wall to wall sunshine yet a strong cooling wind blew.

There’s no sign of rain on the horizon as May looks set to reach record-breaking temperatures and ground workers ask is this finally the hot summer were due?

This week in the garden we are inundated with weeds and blown away by bluebells, as our newly cleared woodland banks come alive with a sapphire shimmer against a rare cloudless sky.

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We have seen the organic kitchen garden in wall to wall sunshine yet a strong cooling wind blew. Yet the Magnolia and Camelia continue to flower as Liliac and Choisya move into view.

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There’s no sign of rain on the horizon as May looks set to reach record-breaking temperatures and ground workers ask is this the hot summer were due?

Radiant Rhododendrons on mass and in bloom, a carnival of colours from pink through to blue, Azaleas assemble an optimistic orange glow, as mere memories of Spring bulbs are lost in the hue.

Planting Pak Choi ‘Ruby’ a second sowing of succesional chinese salad leaves to follow as I am sure these are going to be in demand. Such a rich red burgundy hue to these tasty chinese leaves.

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Sensational Succulents share a new addiction  elegans for … via

Quirky Corokia is a tangled mass of dark twisted stems and small silver leaves come alive with yellow star and black stems… via

Spills and frills as pollen filled Tree Peony “White Phoenix” flowers, become a heavy burden for it rater lax stems… via

Clematis ‘Denny’s Double’ Frills abound with this fully double mauve #Clematis Denny’s Double sure to set your heart a flutter. More heavenly frills http://igrowhort.com/

First on ‘Green Fit’  grow your own fresh produce at home. From Aubergines to Zuccini from Tomatoes to mint sauce, there are so many vegetables and herbs available to grow from home.

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This year’s Romance is with a garden anew, it’s wildly adventurous, organically sound, historic, momentous, U #May love what I’ve found.

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Stephen Pryce-Lea

Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consulatant

 

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“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, when you find it in a Garden it’s like finding Paradise“

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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”

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