Quite Contrary…How does the Garden Grow?


The weather is about to become as contrary as Mary in the old nursery rhyme. The mini Spring heatwave has done its job and everywhere we look in the garden new growth is bursting forth. Green in its many varied hue’s and tints are dominant but in amongst the greens are hot spots of colour just like the self seeded Welsh Poppy above.


The Clematis is sporting its first flowers and with the many buds still waiting to burst they will not be lonely for long.

Winter Pansies are having a late flourish and not showing any die back signs, but take a look at some of the darker corners of the garden where new life is bringing some spring light…

The weather is changing.. rain and colder weather approaches but Spring is now in the seasonal driving seat.

10th May

(C) David Oakes 2018