I mentioned that we have been walking in the local lanes as part of my husband’s rehabilitation; it is a great time of year to be doing this as day by day the wild flowers are beginning to flower just as much as in the garden.
A couple of day’s ago Richard returned full of excitement; he had just seen one of the sheep in a field very close to us give birth; well, to be totally honest he didn’t witness the actual birth but he arrived on the scene moments later when the umbilical cord was still attached to the lamb and it had just got to its feet. The following day I went too; this may or may not be the lamb he saw!
It is unlikely that the two lambs are twins; they aren’t bred for that here; the lambs are a by-product of the need for the ewes to produce milk for our local famous Pecorino cheese.Today we’ve had some wonderful ‘soft’ rain that gardeners the world over love; slow and gentle to wet the earth but not to damage any flowers.
The dull day and rain slowed the bees a little so there are less wisteria flowers on the ground; the carpenter bees are so aggressive, they often damage the flowers and cause them to fall in their determination to reach the nectar and pollen.
The views from the third floor window were popular so here are some from the second floor at the front of the house, of course looking down to admire the wisteria too!
Above: part of the left hand border with new foliage appearing on the Pomegranate.
By joining up these images and those from a couple of days ago you can see the main area of the garden; it isn’t as large as it seems when we walked together around the large island.
Have a lovely weekend, Christina