Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday safari

 I am so pleased with the spring meadow beneath the old apple tree.     It has worked well.    I can see I shall add bulbs to this area each autumn :)
 'Harvington double pink has just come into bloom.   Her flowers are more upright than other hellebores.
 Rooks have been busy.........
 The rookery needed extensive repairs.     The breeding season is in full swing.
And finally.......I believe these are little gulls ?     Getting ready to leave our shores.    They fly over the garden each day, calling as they go.      They have been feeding in the field opposite the house.     I shall miss them........

Happy Sunday safari.

15 comments:

marigold jam said...

Love that little dell you have created beneath the tree - who lives in there I wonder?!

Cheryl said...

A friend of Poppi's I believe Jane :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh my goodness, you have Little Gulls in flocks. I have only ever seen one and I had to drive 7 hours to see it. ha.. I bet those Rooks are a noisy lot at their nests as they rebuild and establish territories. I see that you have minature daffs blooming. I do too. The fairies are as delighted as I am. Happy SS.

ShySongbird said...

Your Spring meadow is so pretty Cheryl, what a delightful little garden Poppi's tiny friends have ;-)

I was watching a Rookery yesterday and there was much noisy activity going on, the beginning of such a busy time of year in the countryside...and my favourite season.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

We have around two hundred little gulls at the moment. I love their calls, I could stand in the garden and just listen to them all day. They are so beautiful.

The rooks are noisy, very noisy, especially in the early morning and late afternoon.
I love the way they are always so busy.......

Cheryl said...

Hi Jan,

Spring is a lovely time of year.....and my second favourite season.

Rooks are such fun....I love the fact the rookery is near to my home, there is always something going on with this noisy bunch:)

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Migration is in full swing in your neck of the world....I understand the joy of watching the Gulls. We have inland Gulls that fly over just before dusk. I too love Poppi's garden....the spring bulbs are so charming. My gardens are a month ahead this year...I also have made a note to plant more Spring flowering bulbs next Autumn...
I need to mark now where to plant them. I will never remember come October...
Happy Sunday Safari, Happy Spring!
Sherry

Liz said...

Hi Cheryl,

I love your little meadow too, it's looking very similar to many of my own areas, especially with the cute little narcissi.

See!!! Your double pink, is actually pink!!! Mine's only got the slightest hint of pink... Grrrr. Oh well.

Country Mouse Studio said...

I love the little door what an awesome idea.

Wendy said...

A faerie door! How enchanting! I'm not surprised that one of Poppi's friends lives there. I wonder if she planted all those daffodils. LOL.

Your spring meadow is delightful! And such a joy to watch as each flower unfolds.

Lovely to see gulls overhead. I've just seen my first flock of returning Canada geese.

Happy Sunday Safari.

Cheryl said...

Hi Sherry,

I understand, I also mark where to plant. I intend to extend the area beneath the old tree. It seems to be the perfect place for a Spring meadow.

Have a lovely week.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Liz,

The double pink was nowhere near as pink last year. Truly, really, honestly it wasn't :)

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy,

I remember you posting when the geese left, now they are returning.....time passes so quickly.

Rose said...

I love the little fairy house under the tree; the spring bulbs are the perfect addition here--so lovely! Look at all the nests in the trees--are they new or from last year? The gulls would be a treat for me to see; we're so far from a large body of water that I only see them when I travel. We've had lots of birds arrive in the last few weeks, too, including the robins, which always make me think it's spring. It was in the 70's here today--definitely spring weather!

Cheryl said...

Dear Rose,

It is an old established rookery.
I have known it for the last ten years, and neighbours tell me it was here long before that.
I love that it has a history.

I never tire of hearing and seeing the little gulls. They are such pretty little birds.

You are way ahead with temperatures this year.