Just popping in to share a few garden photos. Some of the flowers in the garden are looking lovely at the moment.
Above sweet peas and foxgloves
Damselfly - I see from Ragged Robin's Nature Notes this morning that it is probably a Large Red Damselfly.
A small posy from the garden - washing drying on the rotary dryer through the window.
The first strawberries.
Last night, around midnight we heard the most unearthy sound and then loads of yelps and squeals from the garden. I'd heard that noise just once before so we thought it might be a hedgehog. A badger had cornered it just near the greenhouse. As we opened the back door the badger ran off but the poor hedgehog was still groaning and squealing.
Paul gathered it up in a towel and placed it in a small trolly type wheelbarrow with some bird nibbles and water. We left it in the greenhouse with the windows open. At about 5.30a.m. we went out to see if it was okay. It had eaten the nibbles and drunk some of the water so we wheeled it to the top of the garden and put it under the shelter of a shrub. We left it until about 9a.m. to go and check - it had moved on. I do hope it will survive as there are lots of badgers around here in the early hours and I know they are partial to a hedgehog. Sometimes nature seems cruel.
All for now.