|Wildlife water bowl.|
It's been another wet week. All this rain gave me plenty of opportunity to see posts about what's growing in other gardens. Between showers, I compared notes to my own space.
While the freesia are still asleep & the clematis has no noticeable new growth, there are a few things happening out there.
1. I admit, I've been worried about my witch hazel. When it dropped its leaves early last year, I told myself the move had changed its signals. Then all these great photos of yellow & orange & red squigglies appeared in my Twitter feed, convincing me my tree had died.
|Witch hazel tutu blooms.|
2. The leucojum has had its first blossom.
|Leucojum not yet fully open.|
3. I've been keeping an eye on the sweet peas, self seeded & . . .
|Self seeded sweet pea next to the toadflax.|
. . . 2017 survivor.
|Old man pea.|
4. The greatest joy of week, proof positive the daffs have survived Brer Fox. (You can read about our Neighbour From Hell saga here & here.)
|The Brer Fox repellant worked!|
5. The kerria surprised me with a blossom in the middle of its many wands. The smudged yellowgreen bits below the horizontal stem are leaf knobs getting ready to open. This is the kerria overshadowed by the elder tree, which I've been pruning back, so hopefully there'll be more vertical & less horizontal this year.
|Oh kerria, you yellow face delights us.|
6. Mlle DoodleFace pointed out a new hole under the fence, this one too small for Brer Fox. I keep filling it in & it keeps getting opened again, sometimes by Mlle DoodleFace herself.
|The new rat-sized hole.|
Mizzy BunnyButt (who tends all things rodent) sent a memo about some big heavy stone to be lodged in there quite soon. (As you can see in this photo, there were no blossoms on the witch hazel earlier this week, so WOW, eh?)
|Mizzy BB inspects.|
All these new things in our new year.
|Tuckered Mlle DoodleFace.|