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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tulips and more!

Hello, Dear Readers,

I took the opportunity to do some sewing at my handicraft group this week and hope to have my Spring Purse finished by the weekend - and if the weather is bright enough there will be pictures!

However, I would just like to show you the pretty display of tulips we have at the moment.  And some plants which flowered earlier, specifically with the bees and butterflies in mind, for the time when there are not many flowers about.

We have opted for the natural, wildlife look, this is to encourage newts, slow worms and frogs and maybe hedgehogs too, if we are lucky. Strimmers are definitely banned!

Tulips and narcisus

Tulip

Flowers for bees!
The bees love this plant - it's a shame we can't remember what
it is called, as it is now at least 10 years old 
Pond flowers
Marsh marigolds thriving in our garden pond

Forget-me-nots and my cat!

Forget-me-nots

Flowers for the bees
Another favourite for the bees!
Rhubarb patch
Our amazing rhubarb patch!  It seems better than usual this year,
I think we must be having just the right combination of sun and rain
Flowers for bees!
More early plants for the bees on the right.
Tulips, forget-me-nots and Erysimum
Erysimum, forget-me-knots and tulips

I hope everyone is enjoying the Spring flowers (not just our flowers here, I mean out and about!).

We will be going in search of bluebells this weekend and hopefully some more cowslips.

Keep well, "see" you soon.

Barbara xx

6 comments:

  1. such beautiful flowers and a handsome cat as well...did you know that the hedgehog is the mascot of bobbin lacers?

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    1. Thank you Deanna. Oh, how funny, I would never have thought that! That is so sweet! Do you have a badge or picture depicting it? Barbara xx

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  2. It looks absolutely beautiful! Please, please let a family of hedgehogs find sanctuary here - I was shocked to read that they could be extinct within the next ten to fifteen years.

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    1. Thank you for that link Josie, as you say it is really sad to think hedgehogs could be extinct within fifteen years. The link also leads to a news report about the fire at Clandon House and shows photos of the destruction. What an awful loss that is!

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  3. Such pretty flowers! There are a few just starting here - finally. I have a love/hate relationship with spring....absolutely love the fact that winter is over and things are growing but hate that growing things equal miserable allergies.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear you have allergies, that must be quite a nuisance for you!

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