I wouldn't be surprised if these two tried to build a nest in this bird feeder. In past years collared doves have reared two chicks on the bracket of our Sky dish.
There are plenty of signs of spring in the garden this week. Everything is doing it's stuff and if you don't look too closely it's all looking lovely.
I love polyanthus and have planted quite a few all round the garden.
The birds often peck at the yellow ones - I think there must be something nutritional to them in the yellow petals, but these seem to have escaped their attention.
Year after year I have watched our big daffodils blown down into the mud so have switched my allegiance to the dwarf varieties which stand up to bad weather so much better.
More lovely hellebores - they are spreading really well now and having babies all over the place.
These Jerusalem Cowslips are a wonderful blue, slightly washed out by my camera. The bees love them.
These little violas have been flowering their socks off since last October and cope with anything the weather throws at them.
Last week the first frogspawn appeared in the pond. It was about the size of a clenched fist - now there is a huge mass, so there should be lots of little froglets this year.
We have had several beautiful days which would have been perfect for gardening, but my wretched leg is still painful and I don't want to make it worse. I only look at the tidy bits and try to ignore the areas that are crying out for my attention. I had a new hoe for my birthday and haven't been able to christen it yet. All in good time.