We went out for an early morning walk in the local woods this morning before popping to a nearby garden centre. Compost and horticultural grit were needed for various jobs around the garden. We hope to spend time in the garden over the weekend if it stays dry. The forecast seems to imply that it will. Fingers crossed.
Hem Heath Woods belongs to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and is well maintained by volunteers. In two or three weeks time the forest floor will be covered in bluebells but for now it was a pleasure just to walk under the greening trees and listen to the birds.
At home, in the garden there is quite a bit of white around.
I'd forgotten about the Narcissi bulbs we planted in a pot. They are delicate and white and have three heads. Some of the Wood Anemones we bought on-line as small plugs last Autumn have flowered. The Spirea Bridal Wreath is in full flower as is the Amelanchier. We have bird feeders close to the Amelanchier and both Long Tailed Tits and Blue Tits sit in it before launching themselves at the fat balls in the feeders and then swooping low over the grass to disappear in the Holly hedge at the top of the garden. I love to sit in the conservatory and watch them. Sometimes they are joined by a Robin and a Coal Tit. Dunnocks peck around underneath to pick up the bits that fall to the ground.
All for now.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.