I was woken at about 3am the other night by the cats fighting downstairs. In the morning I found fur and claws everywhere!
One of my favourite moments of the Spring is when our magnolia comes into bloom…
…it has such a beautiful tulip shape.
This little blackbird seemed to be enjoying it too.
What did the Victorians do for us?
Well…they (or rather Prince Albert) introduced the Christmas Tree to the UK.
It doesn’t look bad does it?
Even better with the candles lit!
The weather hasn’t be great of late, and I was rather taken with this invitation outside ‘The Dukes Cut’.
The weather was decent(ish) today, so we dug over the veg plot and mucked out the greenhouse. I always forget just how taxing digging is. It’s taken me the rest of the day to recover!
The other morning I almost began to believe in fairies.
The morning dew revealed the most incredibly delicate strands of silk…
…sparkling like a ballroom dancer’s frock.
Ah…here’s who made the webs…
…which were quite incredible.
The flowers looked nice in the dew as well.
And here’s an attempt to be arty…
A few weeks ago I gorged on all these lovely berries…
…today I picked plums and figs. All from the back garden.
An absolutely fab day..still exhausted!
One of the things I look forward to most in the Spring, is our magnolia coming into flower.
It’s absolutely wonderful this year…
…such a shame it doesn’t last very long.
Ours has a while to go before it’s as big as the one in the Priory garden.