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Monday
May092016

A garden update. 

So, at long least a garden update! Let´s start in the walled garden. Not too much happening here yet, but the tulips are out. I made an effort last autumn with the tulips in here, it was mostly mix and match before and I wanted a more unified look. In the process I relocated the hot pink tulips to another part of the garden, only the one you see above must have escaped my attention! 

I planted white, soft pink and dark violet tulips in the four main beds. They are still developing right now but I can already tell that I like the look. Will plant more this autumn. 

And of course the forget-me-nots are blooming! A favorite of mine. These are so gorgeous in reality but somehow it´s hard to catch the beauty in a photograph. You´ll have to trust me! 

I love this picture! Anyone know what kind of bee this is? (It is a bee, right? God I am so helpless at these things. Why don´t we learn useful things in school?). Anyhow, our apple trees started to bloom last week.

Our lilacs aren´t quite there yet, but it´s only a matter of days now... can´t wait. 

This is a bed beyond the walled garden where I planted one hundred of those gorgeous white tulips and tons of muscari two years ago. Sadly 80 percent have been eaten by the voles, but what is left has developed nicely. 

In the veggie garden, things are very slowly coming along. We had a few terrible days weather wise two weeks ago with hail, ice rain and hard frost in the night and while thankfully nothing perished, it was a major set-back. 

Garlic! And to the left and the right are *supposed* to be carrots which refused to germinate until a few days ago. I had already gotten used to the idea of a year with supermarket carrots, but thankfully it looks like we might have some after all. 

Lots of baby plants which will go in the beds in the veggie garden very soon. My tomatoes are still so tiny because back in March one of my tomboy cats managed to send a tray of just germinated tomatoes flying and I had to start them again. Ah well, we´ll get there eventually.

It was a gorgeous evening when I took these pictures. May really is quite something. Feels so good to finally be on the other side of winter. 

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Reader Comments (6)

All looking lovely Katrin..

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

beautiful as always x

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterveronika

Love your garden pictures, how wonderful to have a walled garden, my property is open to everything, I would love to have one and what a wonderful vegetable garden, it looks like you will have lots of production. From Iowa, USA

May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelody A.

Beautiful blooming and veggie growing update post, Katrin. Thank you for walking us through your spring garden, and do not worry you about tomatoes. We do not have cats at home, and ours are not much bigger than yours. They are currently growing in my art studio, as I'm still too concerned that they won't survive outside temperature yet.
Keep us posted. Greeting from Austria

May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVioleta

Is the be carrying some pollen on it's back? Only guessing!

June 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJane (in Sydney)

Is the bee carrying some pollen on it's back? Only guessing!

June 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJane (in Sydney)

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