Tuesday, April 22, 2014
At last I have managed to get my arch for the clematis back up. It's not the job I intended to do, if I'm honest it's a bit of a botched job but at least it's giving the clematis some support and the garden is beginning to feel like my garden again.
The clematis is a massive bundle of buds. It's a shame I had to disturb it to do the archway.
A visitor enjoying the sunshine. Come back little blue butterfly and bring your friends you are very welcome.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Last year I went to an open garden day at Dyffryn fernant gardens in Pembrokeshire and was inspired by tubs of pink and black tulips. I bought what was supposed to be pink tulips and black tulips at Pembroke county show at Haverfordwest. Look how they came up. I also bought cream crocus with a hint of pink. They came up pure yellow. Don't think I'll get any more bulbs there again.
I found this lone fritillary growing in the woodpile while cutting wood yesterday, then managed to break it!It's in a vase indoors now. Will be getting more for next year. I think they're beautiful.
Monday, April 7, 2014
After the rain this morning the sun broke through the clouds and this afternoon was inviting me out into the garden.
I love the way the rain drops stay on the leaves of the ice plants and this tulip leaf.
Smudge is enjoying the sun on my chair by Ferrero and Roche's water butt. Ferrero and Roche are happier when the sun is shining and has warmed the water and they are much more active than when the sky is cloudy.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Looking across my back garden at the sunset last night. We get some truly stunning sunsets here and this one heralded a beautiful day today.
Ferrero and Roche the gold fish have come through the winter well. When the weather was cold and grey they were slow and torpid and didn't eat a lot but when the sun is shining and the weather is warmer they swim around more and come to the surface for food. They seem to prefer the floating plants to the fish food they were fed in the shop. I think that they have doubled in size since I bought them and they are a good deep golden colour. Ferrero has a little black developing on him and Roche has white on his tail.
Someone else who was enjoying the sun today.