the last of the tulips
The wind and rain of the last week has really finished off the tulips and cherry blossom – but they have been lovely this year. Here’s a selection of photos:
And the cherry blossom:
But the bluebells along the river are lovely now.
and there’s more water in the river than there has been for a while, hence better waterfalls on the opposite bank.
And the dandelions are doing really well .
I was congratulating myself the other day in eradicating all the dandelions from between the paving stones on the patio ( I mean to call it the ‘terrace’ – sounds more grand – but it was the ‘patio’ when I put it in 20 years ago and the name has stuck) laboriously on hands and knees with a clever be-spoke tool when daughter number two called out ‘look Mum there are two goldfinches on the path’. Yes – they were feeding on the dandelion seed-heads. My excuse now for welcoming dandelions into my garden.