A natural history and gardening blog based on our garden in Pensby, Wirral, Cheshire, but with very occasional excursions farther afield.
Saturday, 28 April 2012
The Last week of April
There are lots of garden photos to post from March and the first three weeks of April but I am afraid that if I try posting them first I'll never catch up with myself so here are some from this last week.
Aubretia in the wall of the former fishpond (now a water garden) on the patio.
Our new Broom. May it sweep clean.
The best smelling pot in the garden - lavender, sage and rosemary. Will someone tell that baby hedgehog he shouldn't sit in his food. Sadly, we haven't seen our real hedgehogs at all this year. I wonder if they have gone elsewhere?
Lesser Celandine - a cultivated form with brown / purplish leaves.
The tiny Mossy Saxifrage.
Arabis in a pot on the patio.
The ground in the front garden is now littered with fallen cherry petals.
The Beech in my hedge of native plants still retains last year's leaves.
But the Field Maple is showing it's new growth.
As is the Hazel.
A tiny Geranium leaf.
The White Lilac has survived my fairly drastic pruning last year and is flowering well. It's a pity it isn't the lilac lilac!
The Marsh Marigolds from Helen's are flowering in the marsh.
And we have Violets and Pansies of every shade imaginable on the patio.
Even though the front lawn is covered in petals there is still plenty of blossom on the Cherry.
And by contrastv with the fifteen foot high cherry we have the two inch high Spring Squill. If only we had more of them. Perhaps one year I shall buy a load and plant them around the base of one of the trees.
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