Bluebells have arrived! Also many white and pale pink wood anemone...
It was raining but that didn't spoil the walk, infact it enhanced it as the birds seemed noisier and we enjoyed lovely birdsong throughout. Bluebells will be around for a rew more weeks so I will visit some more in other areas around here.
The first badgers have been spotted above ground at a website I follow *here* this is a place in the UK where you can stay to observe badgers in heated cabins situated near their sets. If you scroll down to the bottom of the webpage they have April 2016 video of the new cubs seen for the first time this week. This means Badger Kingdom near me should be active too!
Thursday was sunny here so I planted up seedlings in trays for my night scented garden (I have high hopes! and if you have any more ideas for this they are very welcome - so far I have rannunculus, night scented stock, honeysuckle, lilac and phlox, oh and a few nicotiana - as I am mostly growing from seed there is a high risk of failure though so most are in the safety of the conservatory at present!). I have not planted anything directly into the garden yet; as we have heavy clay soil I am starting my tubors and bulbs off in large tubs.
|Lemon loaf cake (to be frozen/will be iced)|
|Victoria sponge with whipped cream and jam|
The robins nest in my hedge seems to be abandoned, there are 5 eggs in there and I have read that they sometimes don't sit on the eggs until they have layed them all - I hope they hatch but there is not a great deal of hope as there are 4 cats that come here.
Have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by - please leave a comment if you have time and tell me what it's like in your part of the world - signs of Spring (or Autumn depending on where you are!). Have you seen any unusual birdlife in your garden? we have jays, wood pigeon, robins, blue tit, coal tit, chaffinch, crows, wrens and woodpeckers here and until my fence is repaired an uninterrupted view of the woods which is causing me to spend a lot of time outdoors losing track of time! T