Technically speaking, May marks the start of summer in Ireland. It would be more convincing if the cool and often wet conditions outside resembled more of that inside our polytunnel. But no complaining here, just appreciation for the inventor of the hooped hothouse and the man who sold us ours at a discount. Each year, many plants in pots of all sizes, anxious to go in the outside earth, wait patiently in the warmth of the tunnel for a few more weeks.
I have never been very reliable at documenting our garden activities but did so in photograph on at least one occasion last year.
This first photo is by far the most beautiful thing in our garden last year.
Thanks to Murtagh’s Meadow for providing information in the comments below and helping to positively identify this gorgeous turquoise, brown, and yellow flying friend. The link she provided led me to this page and now I can confirm she was correct, it is a Common Hawker dragonfly.
Space was tight but Johnny rigged three hanging shelves down the center of the tunnel.
Flower boxes with great patience, waiting to adorn door frames and windows.
If you want real inspiration check out Roz and Phil Hill’s newest (renewed) blog, Polyanna. I think this is their fourth blog– it is devoted completely to their garden. WOW! is an understatement. You have to see it for yourself.