Marcus Tullius Cicero
With the construction of the Jurassic garden almost complete the group have spent the past week or so doing repairs and gardening proper. The Aeolian wind organ had been looking a little tired since being installed just after the Olympic celebrations and it was time for a refresh. The wood itself was staining with the weather and it was decided to put a touch of Japan in the garden by painting them bright signal red. The result provided a stunning impact in the garden.
|The refreshed bamboos|
The ferns have been specially chosen as they will spread quickly and cover the ground. They will enjoy the semi-shade which will be improved as the Spring slides into Summer.
|Frog Spawn becoming tadpoles|
Both the Borage and the Alkanet have started to flower and this will result in some of the early bee species being recorded. Both plants are very good for bee species at his time of year.
The winter pansies which have struggled with the cold nights have finally got going. The leaves which were tarnished by the cold nights have now greened up and the flowers are appearing. Unfortunately the pigeons are eating the flowers. They are also eating the daffodils. Beak marks are very obvious on them!
|Winter pansies doing well|
|The 'Stumpery' taking shape.|
As day ended the night sky appeared. The Moon with Venus showed itself in the West.
|The day draws to a close!|