At last, we have some April….


The soil has gone from being a lighter shade of pale to a medium that looks like it might have life in it. And not before time, as the dogwood (not in the photo) was starting to look very weary. I hadn’t thought to water it but with it being such a young plant its root system can’t be developed enough to cope with dry soil.

As I have observed before, the garden feels to me so much more like woodland after rain. The birds also seem so much more active, from their zooming in and out to singing. This frenzy of spring-time action has been quite a distraction from getting on with writing this post – as has smelling the amazing blossom this year, particularly on the crab apple tree. Hopefully, the Orleans Reinette (at the back) will join in soon.

Nonetheless, I have been enjoying walking round, observing what’s happening to the plants on a day-by-day basis. One that caught my eye this morning was the following:

I have no idea what it is but I’m glad it’s decide to grace the strawberry patch. Aren’t those flowers so cute? And if you know what it’s called, I’d really love to have your thoughts.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to At last, we have some April….

  1. skyeent says:

    We’ve been quite grateful for rain tonight as well (also hopeful that it will stop again tomorrow!). Your blue flower looks like forget me not (Myosotis sylvatica?) to me. It does tend to seed around – a lovely ‘weed’

    • Helen says:

      Yes, I think it is forget-me-not, going on the information I found after I posted last night. Thanks, for your insight and glad you’ve had some rain, too.

  2. GREAT POST! Spring is indeed a busy time and filled with anticapation of early flowers. Sorry, I can’t give a positive ID for your new companion.

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    It is forget-me-not. Allow it to stay and with any luck it will self seed until it Carpets the ground. I love it – so cheerful and a change from yellows this early in the year.

    • Helen says:

      Thank you! It must have known I love blue/purple to have invited itself in 😊. Or maybe the birds delivered it after seeing my garden!

  4. Yes, a forget-me-not. Your title reflects what I was able to say recently

  5. It sure is forget-me-not … what of the prettiest weeds about!

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