Sunday, 26 April 2009

25th April 2009

Some recent garden events:-

A couple of Fantails were added to the fishpond.

One of my favourite flowers is the Welsh Poppy. It flowers almost all year round and is beautiful, easy to grow and thrives in most soils and conditions. What more could one ask of a plant.

I like the fact that my hedge of native species has space beneath it for wild flowers. In this case some Cowslips and Cuckoo Pint. Please note that the rusty spade is ornamental – I don’t really treat my garden tools that badly!

This Cuckoo Pint came from Helen and Ian last year. It has three flowers on it. My original Cuckoo Pint – of which there are about six enormous plants have yet again failed to flower. I’ll give them one more year and then take them up.


  1. Delightful post.I'm sure your fantail fish will be very happy.We have two Siamese Fighting Fish (Bettas) that came home via similar transport.For such little inconsequential creatures they have become quite endearing.I enjoyed the pics of your garden.

  2. Wonderful posts you have here. I especially love the butterflies.

  3. Your Welsh Poppy in the garden reminds me of some lovely camping holidays. The Cuckoo Pint is a fascinating one too - what an elegant plant

  4. I love the Welsh poppy. You probably have the answer some where...but what zone are you in? And which side of the pond? I want some poppies.

  5. In the UK, Sink. That's a good point. I haven't got anything on my blog to tell people that but then when I began I hadn't anticipated interest from 'abroad'. I must amend that shortcoming. When they are in seed I'll send you some if you want to let me have your address in a comment and I'll 'reject' it so no one sees it except me.

  6. Hi, I've visited your blog and enjoy it. Success for you.


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