My Garden in May

Its so exciting to see the apples starting to grow, on dwarf trees only planted last year.

My gooseberry bush is full of berries too.

I will cover it with netting soon to stop the birds from pinching all the fruit like they did last year !

Think I have enough Rhubarb to make Geoff a Rhubarb crumble at the weekend.

The Blueberry bush that I thought had died because I watered it with tap water seems to be doing fine and I might get some berries if i am lucky.

Now, dare I say this , we could do with some rain but just enough to water the gardens šŸ™‚


10 thoughts on “My Garden in May

  1. Gledwood

    I have a partridge in a pear tree!

    … well, not quite. A wood pigeon in a cherry tree. Goes by the name “Flapper” ..!

    Because the feathery swine flaps off whenever he sees me!!

  2. pandammonium

    It seems that blueberries like acidic soil, so you’re right, hard tap water won’t do at all. A water butt sounds like a good idea, if you’ve got somewhere to put such a thing.

    By the way, I don’t think you mean lime, which is calcium hydroxide, and pretty nasty. I think you mean the stuff that makes water hard, which is calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, usually getting into the water from chalk or limestone (the source of confusion, methinks!). Ok, enough of the chemistry lesson before I bore you to death!

    Some advice instead: make sure you cover your blueberries with netting (on supports surrounding the bush) because the birds love them as well, apparently.

  3. onethoughtfulwoman

    It’s Raining now Sally. Lovely blog and once again so nice to see the rolling pictures.

  4. sally

    Brian and Anne…Not raining here Yet !!


    Blueberry plants will require watering from the time their buds show in the Spring to when the leaves drop in the Autumn. Remember always to use rainwater as tap water contains lime.

    Lady banana… I would love a water butt !

    Geoff ..don’t worry you will get your crumble šŸ™‚

  5. Geoff

    Spoken like a real gardener! Your Dad will be proud šŸ™‚ and i can’t wait for a nice bit of crumble šŸ™‚

  6. pandammonium

    Why on earth would tap water kill off your blueberry bush?!

    Glad your garden’s doing well. My garden’s doing well, too, but not in a good way. šŸ™‚

  7. Lady Banana

    Yum, rhubarb!

    My Dad used to have a water butt, this collected rainwater to water the plants with in a dry spell..

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