The end of May has to be one of the most exciting in any garden, so much arriving, so much more to come - the palette in the mixed cutting beds here currently includes nigella, pinks, mints, aconites, delphiniums, campanula, pinks, astrantia, salvia, lysimachia, hesperis, nepeta, alchemilla..... an embarassment of subtle and scented riches such as could not be found in a conventional florist mixture. The bling of ranunculus is over here but bright colours are emerging in cerise sweet peas, knautia, gladioli, bright tradescantia, flouncing peonies, a vast range of roses opening daily. And that's not counting the annuals, blue and black cornflowers, ammi, bupleurum, larkspur, clary, corncockle, snaps, stocks (sorry, no pictures as I'm afraid the annual beds are really rather too weedy as yet, been too busy to get quite that far, that's next week's job!)
So it's a good time of year to be a flower grower. Lots happening, myriad blooms to come.