Frogs have been active in the pond - we finally have frogspawn - 3 clumps in the pond this morning :)
Sorry poor picture - low light and it was raining. Hopefully, may be able to get some photos of the frogs in action tomorrow.
I put out the moth trap a couple of times last weekend - 2 Common Quakers and a
Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) (New for Year)
We bought this pot of red daisies as a joint Valentine's Day present and the daisies are still flowering well.
Our neighbour's camelia is flowering profusely whereas
we have just one flower on our red one and one flower on the white.
I bought this Euphorbia a few years ago and, although it did well for a year or two, it then "disappeared" so I was pleased to see it re-appear this year. Although from the look of old seedheads on it, it must have flowered last year too. Feeling rather unobservant!
There are lots of daffodils in flower.
The Hellebore I bought last year is still flowering
as are Snowdrops.
Primroses have been flowering since before Christmas and
Primulas have now appeared too.
The bluebells we inherited when we bought the house in 1978 are coming into bloom.
Lungwort is still in flower - I have another plant further up the garden which flowers later in the year.
Grape Hyacinths are appearing.
B's attempts to eradicate couch grass in the wildflower meadow do not appear to be going well :( He planted loads of Yellow Rattle in the autumn so it will be interesting to see what, if any effect, that has. I have a horrible feeling we won't get many wild flowers this year :(
Still no sign of any butterflies in the garden and no droneflies yet. I have seen a few bumble bees whizzing past the kitchen window and a Blue Tit has started taking nesting material into the nestbox with a camera.
I hope everyone has a lovely Easter.
I am off out to buy some bottled water as B is attempting to repair a leaking hot water pipe (which suddenly got a lot worse yesterday) in the bathroom and we currently have no running water :( The water I put in jugs and kettle etc. is rapidly being used up. So much for making a Simnel Cake today!