Friday, March 6, 2009
Colourful Crocus, Pretty Primulas and Beautiful Birds
It has been sunny but chilly here today, thankfully we have not seen any of the snow which parts of the UK experienced again yesterday.
There is not very much colour in our garden yet due to it being north facing but I took some photos this afternoon of Crocus and Primulas which I think are quite colourful.
The Crocus always seem to do well. Unfortunately I have lost a lot of Daffodils in the last couple of years due I believe to the enormous amount of rainfall which has rotted the bulbs. It seems when planting I may have left a pocket of air between the bottom of the bulbs and the bottom of the holes which then filled with water and consequently rotted the bulbs. I have learnt my lesson and will plant more carefully in future although I must say I have planted many bulbs in the past and not had this problem, but the rainfall in the last couple of years has been exceptional.
Primulas like it in the back garden but don't do so well in the front garden as it doesn't get enough shade.
Of course the Crocus and Primulas were not the only colours in the garden today, I also saw this colourful Goldfinch.
And this Blue Tit.
Considering I was about ninety feet away from this lovely little female Blackcap I think this photo has come out fairly well.
Finally this Starling is showing off it's jewelled plumage.
All photos were taken by me in the garden today.