A busy day in the garden

Today’s flower is a perennial wallflower. This is a single plant and it flowers for ages. Unfortunately, Mrs Tootlepedal says, it is not perennial up here.
perennial wallflower

great tit

I spent quite a lot of time today trying to get a decent photo of a recent new visitor to the bird feeder but this was the best I could get. I think it is a female great tit but I am open to correction from anyone who knows.


When I wasn’t doing that, Mrs Tootlepedal and I spent a large part of the afternoon hacking away at a hawthorn tree round the back of the house. We  got about half of what we want to clear down but it was awkward, requiring paddling in the dam to catch branches and a lot of tidying up the cuttings.


I managed to find time to cut the lawns and I must say that I am very pleased with the state of the front lawn considering that it was a mass of moss and pearlwort at the start of spring.tomato I also got very excited by a glimpse of orange in the tomato department

I took a picture of a delightful father and daughter who are spending three days with us walking and touring in the area. Immediately after this picture was taken, the bench gave way through old age but they took it well and moved to another spot to finish their snack.Jim and Anne

Published by tootlepedal

Cyclist, retired teacher, curmudgeon, keen amateur photographer.

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