As the old leaves slowly shrivel they become eventually paper thin. At this point they can be removed and we can start watering the plants again after the long dry winter months. We will have to wait a few more months though before we see the flowers
Leaving the greenhouse and walking back to the pond something very fast darted across the garden. It was a Humming Bird Hawk-moth. They rarely stop still long enough to photograph but this one co-operated and perched on an Ivy leaf and basked in the late sunshine for a few minutes.
|The Humming Bird Hawk Moth- at full zoom!|
A casual look into the pond revealed the first Whirligig Beetles of the year
|Whirligig Beetles - resting|
After the Easter Holidays the garden should start taking on a new dimension with the class plantings in the raised bed taking shape and other exciting things planned for the School open day in June and the NGS open Weekend in July.