What to see in the Gardens in May

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Spiraea arguta May 2017

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Copper Beech May 2017

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Ceonothus May 2017

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Davidia – Pocket Handkerchief tree – May 2017

It is already the 5th May and I have been very slow in telling you what to see in the Gardens this month. May is high Spring with everything busting out all over. The “May” is out so you can shed a clout with impunity!
The last of the tulips are doing their best near the main gate. Most of the Tulips have been munched by the Muntjac so these are lucky to survive. Now is the best time to see the Copper Beeches before they take on that dark purple hue of high Summer. This is the time of Cow parsley, that delicate lace like flower that grows on the roadsides.
The Davidia tree or pocket handkerchief or ghost tree or dove tree is flowering in the hedge between the John Ray Garden and the tennis courts (best seen from the John Ray Garden.
Look at the brilliant blue of the Ceonothus growing opposite the East end of the Tennis Courts.
The Spirea is making a wonderful show at the North side of the main lawn.

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The last of the Tulips May 2017

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