May is probably the best month in many gardens; it certainly is here.
This never-fail rose was given to me by a gardener friend. He called it 'Pink Pixie', but I have a feeling he made-up the name.
The pool is now open, clean, and in daily use (weather permitting).
I particularly like this tiny spot in the garden. It's the steps down to our pool's pump house, and has more different plants per square foot than any other area. At the moment it is extremely aromatic.
With afternoon temperatures reaching 28 C, our au vent is being used a lot. A nice spot to relax, eat lunch, or take our evening apéritif. It's our outdoor haven, with its own 'daybed', and fridge. The nearby sound of the pool's moving water is very relaxing; perfect for that afternoon 'power nap'.
And finally, we are short of places to plant these days, but this spot became available last year as the result of our Lavatera having died. It's a very pale pink Rose with a wonderful scent. It's called André le Nôtre. I'm hoping it'll grow to fill the space well.
That's it, I'm now off to Haddock's; my proper garden!