Around the garden... and the pond!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
We had some glorious sunshine the other day and I took the opportunity to take a few photos from around the garden. The daffodils have nearly gone now but the tulips are ready to take over the show, I love these cheery pink ones, they have a hint of peach at the tips.
I'm always taking photos of flowers for inspiration, it's great to be able to work from your own photos when creating something. It's great even just for colour inspiration.
I've a thing for apple green flowers, they're just so fresh and work well with so many different plants. This beauty is a double hellebore.
It could be mistaken for a forget-me-not but it's actually Brunnera macrophylla and does well in shady spots. It's easy to divide, so you have lots more to plant in your garden. I adore dainty flowers and this is one of my favourites!
Another of my favourites is this fabulous shrub that has the most beautiful fragrance, Viburnum burkwoodii. You just have to stop and smell it! Finally here's a peek at our very new and slightly green pond! We're hoping the new pond plants (including some oxygenators) will sort out the green tinge!
The simple bridge is a great spot for spotting tadpoles and the fascinating Whirligig beetle. We have a small solar powered little fountain which gives us the trickling sound of water, when the sun is shining!
I managed to get a photo of the famous tadpoles too! They're getting bigger by the day. I'll take some more pics later in the season when the pond plants have grown and the tadpoles have become little frogs, fingers crossed they don't get eaten by anything! Isabelle would be very disappointed!
That's all for now! Hope you enjoyed the photos! I'll be back soon with a new pattern design inspired by the florals on my hand-lettered card in the previous post.