Through the Garden Gate May 2022

The garden has continued to change every day as the season flies by! This was the view of the lawn area yesterday morning. Very much like a show at a theatre some plants have given their best performance and disappeared from the centre of the stage! The herbaceous borders are currently full of shades of green before the next performers appear!

The honesty plants are no longer flowering and have set seed, I managed to catch the sun shining on them one morning, showing their hidden treasure!

In contrast the cutting garden is full of flowers from the Anthemis tinctoria Sauce Hollandaise to the Flush of white verbascum and the giant chives in the background. I don't take many flowers for cutting as I love them to much in the border, and they give a lovely view looking out from our bedroom window!

Another view from the bedroom window are these Granny Bonnets - nature sometimes creates the perfect combination in the right location without any help from us I would never have planted them here on the other side of the trellis!  In another part of the garden the foxglove has  made its home right next to the Sambucus Black Lace.

It is my imagination or does everything in the garden feel more advanced this year? The roses in the last few days have started blooming and are looking magnificent! The first flush of blooms are always the best!

 Apologies for the lateness in posting this I've been out in the garden - everyone else seems have beaten me to it this month! It is always wonderful to see other gardens from around the world and share our love of gardening. If you would like to join us with Through the garden gate this month, please let me know in the comments below and I will add you below. 

Sarah x


  1. Lovely photo of the honesty plant, I haven’t grown them for years. I love all the shades of greens in the garden.

  2. The plants in my front yard are starting to bloom and I’ve already cut the rhubarb once this year. Things are looking pretty.

    Your garden is gorgeous!

  3. Your newly painted fence makes a perfect backdrop to set off the performers.

  4. My Gertrude Jekyll rose is the only one flowering at the moment, but I think it won't be long before the others open up. I love honesty, but haven't been able to grow it in our new garden. Here is my post for this month:

  5. As always your garden looks glorious. We obviously think alike with our shot of honesty seeds:) Beautiful roses. I would love some old fashioned ones with a stronger scent but the garden is very full at the moment. Love your grannies bonnets. Ours didn’t do quite as well this year. Love the analogy of the theatre and plants waiting centre stage. So true. B x

  6. Don't ever apologize for spending too much time in the garden. Your hard work has paid off. Your garden looks wonderful!

  7. Aah ....the Roses are gorgeous ! 🦋

  8. PattysPrettyPosies26 June 2022 at 20:03

    WOW! Your garden is amazing and beautiful! I would love to join your blog please. I used to grow Honesty plant but haven't been able to find seeds for it after we moved. Thank you for the inspiring photos too.


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