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Happy May Day!!!
Can you believe it’s May already, it really amazes me how fast time flies. At this time of year I would prefer it to slow down a little!
Well the first of a new month means it’s time to look at my tree again and as has been the case with the first of every month this year it has been a beautiful day.
The tree is now in full leaf and very lovely it looks too. It is heavy with leaves, before I couldn’t reach the bird feeders that hang in the tree without standing on something but now the branches are weighed down with leaves and I can fill the feeders easily.

What a difference a month makes, just look at the change in the tree in just over four weeks, the photo on the left was from the beginning of April and today’s photo is on the right. I always think of May as the ‘green’ month as all the trees and plants look so lush with all their new foliage.

Lots of growth in the greenhouse too, with all these little vegetable seedlings ready for transplanting out.

The strawberry plants are in bloom too!

The tulips are still in flower in the garden, they bridge the gap between the daffodils and the summer plants.

My lupins are coming into bloom too, much earlier than usual, I never ever remember having lupins this early. In fact when I checked back through my posts, I blogged about my lupins in the middle of June last year!
Well I do hope this good weather continues, I have a lot to do in the garden tomorrow, what with transplanting seedlings and getting my young tomatoes into their growbags and general tidying up of beds etc. We go on holiday to the south of France next week and I want to make sure all is in order before we go.

I hope you all enjoyed the Royal Wedding, I definitely did, I didn’t miss a second of it. It was wonderful from start to finish, they looked so happy. So nice to have good news for a change. I hope the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ( and Baron and Baroness Carrickfergus, I have to mention the local title! 🙂 ) have a long and very happy marriage.

Have a great week and enjoy the beautiful month of May! 🙂

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Ruth May 1, 2011 - 8:43 pm

I can’t beleive my eyes over your lupins! That’s amazing! Mine have just started to poke out of the ground and are just a bunch of greenery at the moment. They’re a beautiful colour too! Happy May Day!!

Jenny May 1, 2011 - 8:45 pm

Have a wonderful holiday next week – sounds lovely! It is amazing how much difference a month makes with the garden – I’ve been so surprised at how green and lush everything is for April recently! Too bad the weather has felt downright cold this last few days, I had become accustomed to the heat, should have known it wouldn’t last!
Enjoy your day’s gardening tomorrow too, your little seedlings are looking great! xx

Helen Philipps May 1, 2011 - 8:57 pm

I loved all your green and growing pictures today – the lupins flowering so early is amazing! I really love lupins, but we have so many snails around here that it’s impossible to grow them without them being eaten up! Maybe I’ll have another try though because seeing yours has reminded me of how lovely they look.
The wedding was a marvellous and it all seemed so happy and fairytale-like!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Helen x

Robin May 1, 2011 - 8:58 pm

Lovely post Viv, Can’t believe it is May either. But I do love May, so let’s just hope it slows down and lasts a good long time. Love your lupines, they really are quite pretty. Your seedlings have started so nicely and ready for transplanting, you are really on the ball. I do hope you have a wonderful holiday. Sounds delightful. Have a great week. xoRobin❤

simone May 1, 2011 - 9:17 pm

The tree is beautiful! I love all the greenery in the garden at the moment. My bluebells have already finished! Have a lovely time in France – I will miss you! x

lily May 1, 2011 - 9:31 pm

Isn’t nature wonderful, lovely images.
Enjoy your holiday in France.
lily x

Margaret May 1, 2011 - 9:42 pm

Your pictures are beautiful Vivienne.
The lupins are so very pretty.
Mmmmm, strawberries to look forward to. Strawberry season is all but over here in Spain but they just don’t have the same taste as an English strawberry.

Jane May 1, 2011 - 10:08 pm

I think that despite the coldest winter everything is early Vivienne. I have foxgloves in flower and they also usually flower in June! Good to see all the new lush growth in your garden.Have a fantastic trip to France and see you on your return,
Jane x

julie May 1, 2011 - 10:30 pm

wow your veg seedlings are looking good – a fair bit further on than mine. Isn’t it lovely to see everything blooming again? Hope you have a wonderful holiday – don’t forget your camera so you can show us lots of pictures!

tinajo May 2, 2011 - 6:57 am

It´s beautiful – and I love those tulips! 🙂

Patty May 2, 2011 - 9:16 am

Goodness me those lupins are early and don’t they look a lush colour. In fact so many things have emerged earlier, all the oil seed rape fields around me seem to have been in full bloom all April and I’m sure they don’t normally turn full yellow ’til May.
You should have a lovely early harvest with your veg too at this rate!
Happy Holidays x

Emma Angel May 2, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Your tree is looking fabulous! I love the Lupins, such a lovely flower.

Mia May 2, 2011 - 5:05 pm

I am amazed, Viv! Looks like SUMMER to me (well what would I know, it SNOWS here!)! After we got past Jan&Feb, this spring has been so quick, and now it’s May already… Amazing!

Happy first week of May!


summerfete May 2, 2011 - 6:21 pm

Hi Viv

flowers are def alot further on this year,
I have a purple lupin just coming into flower too, I think its my fav lupin.

Its all so lovely…except the runny nose from hayfever!

do you mind if i knit May 3, 2011 - 12:11 pm

Those Tulips are to die for! Especially the deep purple/black Parrot Tulip, it’s truly magnificent! Love Vanessa xxx

harmony and rosie May 3, 2011 - 9:16 pm

What a transformation in that tree, amazing how quickly it’s all happened. Your garden looks lovely, so much colour now and I hope you get to enjoy every minute of it.

Kate x

Kristyne May 4, 2011 - 4:59 am

Oh how I love lupins! They grow wild along the highway on the way to my brother’s lodge in the mountains and they are just stunning!

Louise May 4, 2011 - 11:50 am

I have just had a walk around my garden, I can’t believe how much everything has grown. Beautiful pictures!

Good luck with all the transplanting….and I hope you have a lovely time away in France.

Lou xxx

Gill May 4, 2011 - 6:50 pm

Hi Vivienne!
The May tree looks great! Where did may suddenly come from? Time is going so fast this year!
Your tomatoes are looking good – and do I spot courgettes, beetroot, leeks and some sort of beans??
My beetroot didnt germinate in the greenhouse, old seed i think, but we sowed a few rows outside a few weeks ago and they came up very quickly – had to thin them a few days ago.
Cant belive your lupins are out already!!!!They look lovely.
Hope you have a fantatsic time in France – i shall be thinking of you enviously!!

Gill May 5, 2011 - 11:07 am

Thanks for your birthday wishes Vivienne, made me smile!
Dont feel any older inside than i did 30 years ago, but i wish those darned wrinkles would stop appearing!
The day bed does look wonderful, we have greyness here at the moment, no doubt your rain will reach us before long.
Have a great day
Gill xx

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