I’ve long thought that the foxes drink from the original pond as I usually have to top it up with at least a half a bucket of water most days I’m there. Yesterday morning this was confirmed by Fox NewtonAs you can see he’s rather mangy compared with Missy Newton! It was wonderful just sitting watching him for several minutes, and of course getting this photo of him.
I then got to work planting my Swift early seed potatoes and onion sets. I should be eating the potatoes by the end of May but the onions won’t be ready until August. I also sowed half of the broad beans Masterpiece Green Longpod which mature from July onwards.
Back in December I was given some bulbs most of which I planted hereIt’ll be interesting to see what blooms from these!
I was also given a few narcissus Little Gem mini daffodils
I was surprised to see this pansy Blue Jokeras I thought that none had grown. It’s a cheeky looking flower isn’t it! The four stems on the left of the photo are all that remain of these!
Even though most of the plot is bare earth it was still nice to sit and look round, especially with these just a few feet awayand several bumble bees lazily buzzing around.
On Friday morning I saw a grey heron circle overhead before landing by the adjacent ecology park pond. That’s only the second one I’ve seen whilst I’ve been plotting.