Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Oh no - not another sunset
I've only just started spring cleaning my untidy patch but lots of emerging shoots are buried under the remains of last year's beauties. However I did feel a bit guilty disturbing hibernating creatures like this ladybird and I quickly covered this one up again in case there is frost tonight.
I was pleased to see a few catkins on the hazel bushes I have grown from cob nuts. They are about 5 years old now and this is the first time they have flowered - I'm sure you remember from school nature table lessons that the tiny red tassel above the male catkin is the female flower. Fingers crossed there might just be a few nuts in the autumn.
The daffodils are in their prime right now but I have a real liking for the little pulmonarias dotted about here and there. Their flowers are quite small but I love how they start out pink and turn to blue when fully open - but almost better than the flowers are those wonderful spotty leaves.