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.