Spring has finally sprung… and it won’t be long until summer is officially here. The snow has gone at last (with the temperatures we’ve been getting this bank holiday weekend, I can’t imagine it’ll be back any time soon) and the plant-life in the garden is beginning to thrive. I love this time of year!
There is some work to do in the garden though… Dandelions are in abundance and they need pulling before they go to seed (although, I don’t mind one or two, for photography purposes, obviously!). Also, the heather and lavender were crushed beneath the almighty snow drifts we had not so long back, so we’ll have to see if they recover or if they need replacing.
These tulips are beautiful, but I had a bit of a shock when I leaned over one with my camera to take a photo of the inside only to be greeted by a spider. Not something I wanted to see magnified by the macro lens!
I love these violas. The colours so beautiful! They’ve done really well. We bought them from a local garden nursery last spring and they flowered for a long time, so it was nice to see them pop up again this year (despite all that snow holding them back).
We always get some of these bluebells appear at one end of the garden. They’re another favourite of mine. I keep meaning to visit a nearby woodland where they flower in abundance.
The visiting bees seem to be quite big this year. This one is a red-tailed bumble bee. I’ve seen them here a few times before (in fact, you might have seen them in my Bluebells and Bees post a couple of years ago). We get quite a variety of bees visiting the garden, but they’re not always easy to photograph!