Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Anyone any idea what it is? I'd love to know.
The Oriental Cherry Blossom is out and the Lilac trees are covered in buds ... another heavenly smell. I have been looking for a Mock Orange shrub. We had one at a previous house and I loved sitting near it on a warm evening. I have looped Honeysuckle over the side door and placed pots of Hyacinth on the step.
We have Robins feeding young in the Holly tree and a couple of Long Tailed Tits are fighting a couple of Starlings for access to the fatballs. No-one has moved into the titbox yet but it has had a couple of viewings this week. The tadpoles are now jelly-free and I am sure I saw a Magpie fishing some out. I had a wonderful view of a Heron flying over the house as it left a neighbour's pond a little emptier of fish. Yesterday the Pheasants gave me a wonderful photo opportunity ... he was standing in front of a bunch of red tulips which complemented his plummage to perfection. I should have reached for my camera. Unfortunately the female was busy digging up my newly planted seedlings! I shooed them away instead!
The cat discovered a mysterous hole amongst the border plants. She waited patiently for most of the day but the occupier didn't come out to play. We think it is probably a vole but it is rather large!!