Sunday, 13 March 2011

Tea in the garden

Paeonia 'Aurelia'

Adrian at the tea table
This afternoon, for the first time this year we have been able to take our tea sitting outside by the pond, in the glow of the late afternoon sun. The first butterfly of the season, a Small Tortoiseshell, was on the wing yesterday, and a Smooth Newt was trying to eat a ladybird in the pond - all very welcome signs that spring is imminent. I have been busy catching up in the garden, making the most of the first free weekend with decent weather since mid-November, weeding and tidying yesterday, with even dandelions coming out nicely from the moist soil. Today we have put up some rabbit fencing along a formerly unprotected stretch of boundary. Now they will have to come in by the front gate...

Corydalis solida 'Fireworks' & Crocus vernus

Red hellebore

Galanthus plicatus 'Diggory'

1 comment:

  1. John,

    I read this and forgot you were English. Here when we say tea in the garden we are referring to growing our own. We had coffee on the porch one morning a few weeks ago.

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