Friday, 23 May 2014

Lovely things.

Our garden is lovely right now and there is very little that can equal

 this stunning sight....yes, it's another regular visit from the

 Great Spotted Woodpecker and one of which we never tire.

I don't find it easy to catch this bird in a good pose, as it is always moving!

Thus, I was pretty pleased with this snap!

I'm pretty pleased with my Foxgloves too...

It was one year ago when dear Mr Snippets decided to

 take out a hedge at the bottom of our garden, leaving me with a bare bank

 to 'deal with!'

This particular area is very much, 'down in the woods'

and so it wasn't very hard to decide what to do with it.

In the autumn, I scattered wild flower seeds, gathered from

a variety of places and I planted Foxgloves,

which I had grown from seed.

Lo and behold, here we are a year later!

Our little wild bank has : Foxgloves; Forget me nots; Pink Campion; 

Herb Robert; Lily of the Valley;  Vetch ; Hostas

Red Valerian ; Ivy ; Ox Eye Daisy; Comfrey and more!

Meanwhile,  in my mum's garden, I am watching these very carefully...

for a reason!

These beauties grew in a previous garden of ours. 

Many years ago, before we moved, I gave my mum some cuttings.

Thankfully, her Poppies have gone from strength to strength, whereas

mine didn't! 

I'm waiting to take some of the dried seed heads; I'll try some from seed

and some from cuttings.

And just when you think that we haven't been out and about...

On Sunday, we had a short, jolly outing to one of our favourite

places for Sunday lunch : The Old Church House Inn at Torbryan.

Carolyn and Kane, who own and run this delightful inn,

are lovely people... you won't be disappointed with

a Sunday lunch or indeed any other meal, here.

The Old Church House Inn also offers accommodation

and so if you want to get away from it all, this is definitely the place

to visit!

With lovely walks and the beautiful South Devon countryside,

what more could anyone want?

Here are the details:

We had a short stroll, as we always do!

It's like another world out here ... talk about 'escape'! 

Good old Devon!  It never disappoints, does it?!



KC'sCourt! said...

Oh wow you wild garden is absolutely gorgeous - was it all seeds?
I recognise all those signs my parents lived in South Devon for many years.
Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Sal,
wow! your new area in your garden is beautiful. Growing foxgloves from seed is not an easy thing to do. Love the colors and looks so peaceful there, pull up a chair and enjoy the colors. That is one thing my garden lack is shade. I have a yard with full sun. Your Moms poppies are so pretty and what a lovely color. They are short too, sweet. : )

I always enjoy your posting on those amazing birds. What a lovely outing. Everything so lush and green.
Thanks for sharing your lovely garden and outing.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Bobbie Lynn