With Wales still in lockdown, where else can I go but the garden? We’ve had a few overcast days and it’s been quite windy, but in general, the sun is shining.
The bluebells and tulips are just about hanging on, although the wind has given them a bit of a battering these past few days. I actually managed to capture a photo of a butterfly resting on some bluebells the other morning. The butterflies don’t usually stop for long.
Several welsh poppies have popped up around the garden. The one we had growing in a crack in the middle of the drive last year hasn’t popped up this year, probably because my car has barely moved!
Sadly, the daisy took a bashing in the wind and has been hanging with its head down this past couple of days.
It’s been good to see the bug hotel in use. A couple of bees have been buzzing about there. This morning we had to mount a little rescue mission. This little fella was wedged in the corner of the bug hotel and didn’t seem to be able to get itself out. It was there for ages, so we pulled out a couple of empty bamboo canes from the opposite side and moved the others across, meaning we could give him more room. It worked! He managed to get inside for a well-deserved rest before flying out again.
Next door’s cat, Charlie, visits on a regular basis. He tends to take a walk around the edge of the garden, before coming down to the window to look in at my two cats. Sugar chats at him, but doesn’t get much of a response!
I hope the sun is shining with you.