Just a few photos so you can see what a bit of sunshine and showers have done to my garden.
What a difference a couple of weeks make to my home made willow arch. A couple of weeks ago you saw a photo of it with just a few wispy pieces and now it needs it's first hair cut. But I love watching the birds sitting on the top branches and just loving being bounced and swayed about when the wind blows - so I will leave it a week or so more.
This is my magic corner that I created out of corner of weeds and thorny bushes so deep that I did not know that I had a corner beyond them. The old gazebo is made to look old - it was built out of junk. It is painted blue as the colour blue makes things recede rather than stand out. It is a damp corner and when I sit and hide in there and day dream, little insects buzz around in front of me no matter how hot the day or evening. The birds love to sit on it and in it, the squirrels use it to climb up to get to the walnut tree behind, and on the huge silver birch tree is a bird box used by blue tits and I can sit and what them go in and out. Hidden in the corner I get a lovely view in the summer evenings of all the birds and insects. It is my favourite place.
The woodland garden starting to grow lush and take on the jungle look that I love
Remember a few short weeks ago when the woodland border was bare - and a month before that when it was covered in the woodchips from the chicken pen?
Well it is now bursting with life - and this is just a taste of what is to come over the summer!