The brilliant Annie from Mammasaurus has been hosting a lovely linky How Does Your Garden Grow. As an outdoors person who really loves gardens and nature I love taking part in this. Why not join in too and add your growing garden pictures. However, I have to add that if any of you post sunny pictures, I may hunt you down and release a swarm of marauding slugs into your Begonias !
The Dandelions have exploded everywhere and my daughter insists on presenting me with huge bunches of them.
My Virginia Creeper is slowly starting to open and cover the house in it’s summer coat again and my little red Acer is coming alive too.
My Rowan Tree will soon have blossom and the Rhododendron is following suit.
And last but by no means least, my gorgeous Magnolia is about to burst open it’s beautiful waxy flowers – which of course means only one thing. The gale force wind will return to annhialate it!
Pssst, eeem did anyone notice I might have just made it onto the LBPAwards short list – WTF, I hear you cry. If you have a spare teeny tiny minute and you want to give me a vote I will call off the marauding slugs
The ever brilliant Annie from Mammasaurus blog is hosting a fun new linky to get us all in the mood for summer. How does your garden grow?
Mine is growing a bit slowly this year, but the colour is beginning to appear.
Living in the countryside means our garden is a hive of wildlife activity. We have a multitude of bird life. Of course our chick, chick, chick, chick, chickens live there too. We also have at least one hedgehog, who we manage to glimpse occasionally. Foxes use it as their route into the adjoining fields. We have found badger tracks on several occasions. Rabbits, hares and even pheasants all grace us with their presence at some point throughout the year. We have just as much activity during the winter months as we do in spring/summer. We have several bird feeding stations and lots of berry rich trees and bushes, so there is a constant food supply.
We even had some very unexpected visitors, who managed to escape their cosy barn and come for a wander through our yard instead! I think they liked the look of our barn more.
Our latest visitor though appears to have taken up residence and if he isn’t stealing the chickens food, he’s raiding the bird feeders.
So here he is, the very cheeky Sammy squirrel! Unfortunately not a red one, although there is a small colony of them a few miles from our house, so I live in hope that one day we might get a little red fellow.
This is a link up with the amazing Sarah at Older Mum (in a muddle) and her One Week – winter linky