Wednesday 27 April 2016

Inspiration in April

It is unseasonally cold at the moment, but the garden is an inspiration, especially when the sun comes out. Scarf and gloves are advisable though!

I love Hellebores, even when they are finished flowering; see those developing seed pods?

Our wild grass around the fruit trees has a growing population of fritillaries, they self-seed happily

This New Zealand flax hides a robin's nest!

Wasps (!) fertilise the gooseberry flowers

I even like the cheerful dandelion, though not everywhere...

Due to the cold these tulips won't open today, still a welcome sight
I have been inspired by these images for a new project, but that's for another time...



  1. Great pics there Sandra... those tulips will be so pretty when they open... we're getting Autumn & Winter together at the moment... looking forward to the cooler months after a long hot summer here.

  2. Your garden is so peaceful and beautiful Sandra. The early flowers sure are a welcome sight! My mother used to grow gooseberries, which is not something you see here in the states very often. I noticed some really great stacked stone pillars in one photo. Did you make those?

  3. We are having a relatively cool start to spring here, too, Sandra. Thanks for taking us on a tour with you and sharing with us, the beauty in your part of the world!


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