Thursday, 5 April 2007

BEEN OUT HUNTING

I've been quite busy with the Easter Egg Hunt...have you all visited it yet? I hope so because the more the merrier. Just click on the Easter basket in the sidebar; there are new clues and some fun items being added all the time....so don't forget to drop by each day!
I did get a chance to take a few snaps of the garden; I'm still resisting those "not in flower yet" shots!

The first perennial Cornflower bloom came out yesterday. It gets a bit leggy in our more shaded back garden but this is a piece I dug up last Autumn and put into the front garden where I hope it will enjoy the extra light.

I'm quite pleased with how the front garden is looking at the moment. Bits and pieces are shooting up all over the place. I wonder if those Cannas I left in will have made it through the winter....I'd split up our plants last year and left some in the garden as an experiment.

Just the view from a slightly different angle. that's the Geoff Hamilton Rose in the pot lower right. The blue pot has the Himalayan honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa) in that I grew from seed. It's the first time it's kept some leaves in the Winter.
I think somethings happening with the Mushrooms...got to wait and see what!

This little tadpole wasn't as camera shy as all his mates...they disappeared as soon as I got my camera out!

Gotta go now....more eggs to hide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Allotment Lady said...

Stunning shots - you garden just takes my breath away - so much in there.

Great photo of the tadpole - in fact brilliant.

I would so love to walk around your garden and spend hours looking at each plant, pot, ornament - just lovely.

Sitting outside on a summer evening must be magical

talj said...

Wonderful shots and I can see the colour appearing all around your garden! Can't wait for my visit! Have a lovely day {{{HUGS}}} xxx

CG said...

It's looking great, ruth, so much to see in a comparatively small area. I tried to photograph my tadpoles yesterday but it was so bright all I got was glare. Am hoping to get really stuck into the gardening this weekend :) xx

Gledwood said...

You've done a pots garden: that's what I would do if I had a garden. (I've only facilities for houseplants as it is ...)

Gledwood said...

Re frogs, did I ever tell you I once had a pet one? It was tiny, less than 1/2" long. An "aquatic frog" which means it lived in an aquarium with the fishes and did not need rocks/etc to clamber out; he lived under water the whole time. Lovely tiny little thing. I tried to find out what it was called on the internet but the frogs Google came up with were totally different looking and bigger (mine was dark green & tiny; theirs lighter green and slightly bigger)...

Well I babble on irrelevantly! Take care Ruth

Gledsxxx

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