The Tuesday View: 9th May 2017

Tuesday has come round once again – time to show my Tuesday view, although I feel not all that much has changed since last week.

If I look down to the spot where I am standing to take these photos I can see Geranium phaeum… the foliage is so lovely, as well as the purple flowers, echoing the reddish brown of a Heuchera planted here as well.

The acer leaves have unfurled further, the lavender is looking greener, and the early peony buds have got fatter…

From a slightly different angle you can see some of the remaining tulips in the top bed on the left. And down in the meadow on the right the day lily leaves and brownish green foliage of Aruncus dioicus can be spotted too.

Has your view changed this week? What is catching your eye most at this time of year? If you would like to join me in highlighting one particular view of your garden as it changes through the seasons, please leave a link below in the comments.

Happy gardening!

44 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 9th May 2017

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  2. Lovely views, Cathyโฃ๏ธYour peonies have the same size as ours, my favourite spring flower together with the tulips. ๐ŸŒทIt has been much to cold and wet lately, can’t wait for the sun come out …

    • Hi Dina. It has been cold here too, with possible frost tonight. But May always warms up really quickly so hope you get some warm sunshine soon too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Yes, after a cold night tonight we should finally get some warmer days and nights now according to our forecast. And that means the garden will just take off! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Cathy’s garden has changed since last week: it’s different but I do not know where. It is greener and prettier. The purple flowers of the Geraniums are precious. The Peonies are about to bloom and the color you see is very beautiful. You’ll have to keep them safe from the ants! Greetings from Margarita.

    • The shades of green are changing Margarita, and the greenery is filling out. The tulip leaves fill gaps nicely until the summer foliage takes over. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and the ants were there even before the buds appeared! LOL!

  5. Looking wonderful Cathy. The color of that geranium is remarkable. The main spring flush is past now and I’m sensing a shift toward summer flowers, although the weather has turned quite cool again.

    • It is warming up here now, and I have put some summer containers out already and finally sown some Cosmos and zinnias… no idea when they will flower though as we are so late this year!

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    • A lovely thought. ๐Ÿ™‚ I often think of the tulip bulbs being baked in the ground in summer, frozen in the winter and yet they still produce such amazing flowers in spring! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hi Cathy. The acer was there when we came so I don’t know its name. It leans so hard to one side so we have cut back some trees behind it to give it more breathing space. I love it in all seasons, but especially in October. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • It’s always so lucky to have something fine like that in our ‘inheritance’ when we move into a house . Shall enjoy watching yours through the seasons.

  8. D > Isn’t that the essence of the TV meme? Variations in the pace of change are as much of interest as the changes themselves, the variability reflecting the mix of planting, the weather – and perhaps other, unknown factors.

    • In spring there seem to be changes every day, and then it all slows down! I have found by doing these weekly posts that I can see the subtle changes too, and have got to know my garden so much better. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. It looks as if things are right on the edge of exploding! Those fat peony buds will really bring in the highpoint of spring… and then boom! It’s summer.
    Sorry -I think I’m getting too far ahead of myself on a chilly day ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve noticed a few new names in the comments, I’m looking forward to checking them out once I get some time!
    Here’s my contribution, it also doesn’t look much different but once the sun warms things up again I’m sure that will change.

    • You are right Frank. Before we can blink it will be summer, and I will be wondering where spring went! We have had two really warm days and I have made the most of them outdoors so that the summer plants are not throttled by weeds. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Looking at howngreen and lush your border is looking, I’m envious of your spring rain. Phaeums are such lovely geraniums, what a good idea to use heuchera to pick up on this ones dark markings.

  12. The phaeums are in full stride here too Cathy. They are beautiful and the bees are keen on them . I could never tire of them even though they self seed in all sorts of odd spots .My anuncus died this winter, possibly of old age – I don’t know.

    • The Geraniums are so easy to pull up if they spread too much though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I lost several plants this winter Anna. Probably due to the cold…

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