No ducks, no moorhen, just our plastic heron now became a great white egret.
Early February and the garden is full of flowers so here are some -
Quince, iris, rose, snowdrops, cyclamen, mahonia, crocuses and wallflower.
The dead grasses have been cut back and I have cleared the area under the damson tree where everything got dumped.
Having said all that we hear there are storms ahead - in fact we have already had some strong winds - this bench regularly is very laid back.
Plenty of water in the garden - standing in the grass near the pond. The new spring is running well - the old stream comes in on the left and is a trickle of itself.
Lower down it cuts through the unsown luxurious grass and past the white birches.
Two shrubs with flowers - the winter flowering pink viburnum and the shrubby honeysuckle.
Enough for now, have found a new gardener via my son but he is a little delayed due to a baby due any minute. We look forward to his help.
Friday morning and a hard frost and the mallard are back on the pond. R is happy.