Monday, July 24, 2006
This week in the garden
We've had some visitors!
I'm fond of Blackbirds so it's lovely to see them close up.
Last week it was so hot that it went by in a haze - all most of us could manage during the hottest part of the day was to lift a drink to our lips! I put a pot stand with water out for the birds and they are really enjoying it! The blackbirds most of all and boy do they make a splash! We bought some wood shavings to cover the soil in the patio beds but now I realise I've got a lot of tidying up to do after the blackbirds have scraped it out of the way in their quest for a juicy worm!
These are the new roses for the back garden. They're in a bed near the back doors and the fragrance is wonderful! The heat made them wilt for a couple of days but they seem to have recovered now, whereas one of the fushias (my favourtite one) is struggling. I'm not sure what the last flower's name is but it adds to the riot of colour!