A miscellany of things for Friday.
1. Growing in both garden and conservatory.
Outside in the little Spring flower 'garden' under the kitchen window the Snowdrops, Grape Hyacinths and Primroses are in flower. The Winter Aconites aren't. We had a plant about three years ago but last year it didn't appear so late last year we bought bulbs and planted them. They were protected by the old oven shelf you see to the left of the photo with all the tent pegs which held it down and still the squirrels managed to get to the bulbs. We noticed one morning that the shelf had been moved and that the squirrels or perhaps just one of them had somehow got underneath. You have to admire their ingenuity and dexterity but as you can imagine I'm quite miffed about it. I just hope they enjoyed munching on them. You can see one little leaf which is perhaps from the original plant just showing through.
In the conservatory there are little green shoots, Tomatoes, Radishes, Chard and Cress.
2. Year of the Tiger
We visited Biddulph Grange Gardens on Monday and found in the Chinese Garden the lovely red lanterns hanging from the trees. It's the year of the Tiger and I was born in a Tiger year.
5. Fairies - there are three new ones at Trentham Gardens. They were installed earlier this week and are called 'The Fledglings.' When the sun came out this morning we decided that, as a wet weekend has been forecast, another walk would be just the thing.
All for now. Take Care.