Inspiration for your Garden in May

Take a look at some ideas for structure, texture and colour in your garden this month...
Posted On:
May 6, 2024


Inspiration for your Garden

2nd edition

FAQs for May

Which plants are good for structure in May?

Choisya Aztec Pearl: Evergreen, medium size shrub with glossy green leaves shaped like spindly fingers, blossoming with clusters of delicate white flowers during May.

Karl Foerester Grass: A tall, vertical grass that looks great planted in a line of 3, 5 or 7. A great combination with Verbena Bonariensis.

Japanese Acer: A gorgeous small ornamental tree with maple type leaves or dissceted leaves that give a more feathery look. Variety of colours from burgandy to lime green, all turning fiery red or a vibrant orange in the autumn.

Choisya Aztec Pearl

Karl Foerster Grass

Japanese Acer

Which plants flower in April?

Astrantia- A shade loving pernnial. A great combination when planted amoungst ferns.

Aquilegia - Dainty, fairy-like flowers in some amazing colours, from deep purple, almost black to soft pinks and dark reds. All self seeding so will come back prolifically from year to year.

Roses- Himalyan species are the first to flower in early May. Paul's Himalyan Musk is a rambler and highly scented.



Paul's Himalyan Musk


Tulipa Ballerina

Which bulbs flower in April?

Alliums- Early flowering combination of Purple Sensation and Allium Nigrum dotted throughout your beds and borders to give you some structure and colour throughout. Leave the heads to dry and they'll give interest until the winter.

Late flowering Tulips - Combine the zingy orange of Tulipa Ballerina with the deep purple tones of Tulipa Cafe Noir and gorgeous red of Tulipa Dolls Minuet for a mix of clashing colours!

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