Many years ago I was fortunate to take our children to visit the Redwood forests in California. It is something I will never forget. When we moved to the farmhouse I decided to plant one of these beautiful trees. I chose a spot far away from the house, for these are the giants of the forest. A deciduous conifer with yew like foliage, and wonderful autumnal colour.
She now stands at a mere 3 metres...........I will be long gone when she reaches full height but by planting her I leave something for future generations.
Walk along the pathway to find the trout lily.....her leaves have been nibbled. A pretty plant that refuses to self seed in this garden. Oh well, you can't win them all.
Alongside her is Lesser Celandine 'Brazen Hussy'. A vigorous plant that I allow to have her own way (for now)
Primrose Balarina Valentine is a good contrast to all the yellow.
Ferns are a favourite of mine, and the woodland area is full of them. The fronds of this fern always remind me of Medusa..........
I am enjoying this Spring. It is taking its time, there has been no rush. Each day something new arrives.
Bleeding hearts edge the pathway. They seem to grow as I look at them.
I notice the little bee fly as I walked back to the house. Fascinating little creature. Its proboscis is very long to allow it to take nectar from deep flowers. It hovers in the air above plants. I spent far too long watching the insect and quite forgot that I had muffins baking in the oven...........oh dear, they are a bit too brown for my liking :)
Happy days ................