… naive we may be, but as water lily novices, we can’t stop going on about it. Now there are FIVE flowers on the one remaining plant left after the ravages of the ducks. Here’s a picture to prove it…
…and another showing one of the cloud of blue damselflies nearby.
electric blue on green
Primula florindae and astilbes
Pyramid orchids, hidden among meadow grasses, are in full flower, a lot earlier than last year. Must have started a few days ago. Bad spring this year, drought last – it seems that a freezing start to the growing season has been shrugged off. Now on the lookout for bee orchids.
The first water lily flower opened today, a victory after a 12 month battle with the ducks. They have returned today with a new brood of half a dozen ducklings, but this time we are prepared – there is a defence of twigs around the one surviving plant.