A couple of days this week I’ve stood and watched a magpie drink from, then bathe in, the washing up bowl pond by the log pile. I did wonder why I was having to top this one up almost every visit recently when I don’t usually have to.
As you can see the rosebay willowherb is growing between the pond and log pile, and the two teasels have grown noticeably in the last few weeks.
I recently noticed that the hawthorn blossom had died almost as soon as it appeared as had leaves around the bottom on the tree as you can see in the picture.
I found out that it’s got fireblight, and almost certain that I’ll have to cut it down and burn.
I’ll do that later in the year, and start to think what to do with that area next year.
I’ve got a new four legged friend, Riley, who’s a twelve week old mostly black rather exuberant puppy. He was keen to lick and chew my fingers when I met him on Tuesday. He lives in one of the flats that I pass on the way to the plot so I should see him quite often.
Happy gardening, and have a good weekend!