Thanks to everyone for for bearing with me, I have not been around much blogging or visiting but life is so full … you would think I would have more time now I have retired but not so, I am finding many things to fill my days.
The daffodils lasted well into April and then these beautiful white narcissus took over filling the air with their beautiful perfume.
Every garden of course has to have it’s army of workers, and here is a baby one he is doing a good job at keeping the slugs and other invaders who want to nibble at my plants. I found him whilst I was digging and asked him very nicely to pose and set him on the nice green leaf but he kept hopping away, but he was still long enough for me to get this picture. Another beautiful and unusual flower that blooms in April is the Fritillary this interesting little bulb loves a damp open meadow and looks like a checkered lampshade we also have a white variety which looks lovely mixed in with the purple.
The Snow in Summer looks exactly like a Snowdrop except it is about 15" tall and naturalizes beautifully in woodland areas, I love the green tips to the petals and the arching stems.
Recently we had a tree come down and and amongst the trunks we found this fungus growing it is called Dryads Saddle and is definitely not edible
The first picture was taken when we first saw it and the second about 6 days later, it is now about 30" across and a bit tatty looking but still quite magnificent.
About 10 years ago we put an Owl Box in a tall tree at the end of the garden, and always hoped that we would get a family of Owls to visit, well we saw this baby sitting on the perch flapping his wings about and I managed to get a couple of pictures.
We are also lucky enough to have a small wooded area attached to our garden which at this time is filled with English Bluebells, you can see in the picture the Owl in the box top left if you look very carefully, the
top picture is the mother bird and the lower picture is the Owellett and they are Tawny Owls not Barn Owls
Thank you for taking the time to visit and read my rambling I hope you have enjoyed my garden in April