Sunday, 5 January 2014

In the garden today

The Silver Sebrights came to 'help' weed.
The morning started fine and bright so I got myself into the garden fairly promptly and was able to do some useful tasks before the weather soured into a wet and windy afternoon.The second bin of compost is now spread as mulch on the main border, and I got a good dose of weeds out of the bulb borders where the snowdrops (especially) are pushing up thick and fast. Perhaps most importantly I strengthened the defences against rabbits, whose incursions have become rather excessive recently. It doesn't help that I have a very personable doe in residence, who clearly attracts her share of suitors... These pictures were all taken with the iPad.

A green-tipped Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus

The current crop of flowers on Muscari 'Autumn Glory', which throws up a series of inflorescences between autumn into spring.

A couple of decent Cyclamen hederifolium plants intertwine.
The critical section of the main border mulched and tidied - outside my study window.
Lollop shares the pheasants' aviary, currently with a nest of very wild babies.

The young Lady Amherst's Pheasants tucking into a bundle of weeds: they love Galium aparine!


  1. Your hens are beautiful! their plumage seems to be designed specifically for the catwalk to show the latest fashion: nice pattern.


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