Friday, September 18, 2015

This Week in the Garden: Blossoms, Bees, and Birds

I would like to claim that it has been another busy week in the garden, but that would be a lie.Work and wet weather have kept me out of the garden since planting our new lovely lavender edging early in the week.  Bees were lining up at the lavender buffet when the post came out of the car, so they must be a welcome addition to our friendly plantings (see our planning notes).

Despite the wet weather, the fruit trees are blossoming beautifully at home and throughout our local area.  I love all of the gorgeous colours of the flowering trees at this time of your: pretty fruit blossoms, cheerful yellow kōwhai, and magnificent magnolias and rhododendrons of all varieties.  Gorgeous!  The birds love it, too.  Our winters are not as lean as those of you reading this from cooler climates, but the arrival of the spring feasting season is still welcome. Tuis love the early flowering cherries (did you see this Tui photo from a few weeks ago?) and all birds seem to adore the beautiful yellow bells of the native kōwhai.  On the subject of birds, we're ready to start the Great Kererū Count tomorrow. We are lucky to have a few of these large (crazy large!) wood pigeons living in our area. This one just couldn't wait for the count to begin, and dropped by to say hello during our walk today.  Very pretty choice of perch too!

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