SUNSHINE AND SHOWERS
I was meeting a friend at Coombe Wood yesterday afternoon but decided to go earlier for a leisurely stroll first, armed with a large umbrella - which came in very useful.
These are tiny and very easy to miss but the sun was shining through them lighting them up beautifully yesterday as I walked past them
|Daffodils bowed down with the weight of the rain|
The gardener has transplanted some of the snowdrops that have finished flowering now, alongside the path near the archway, and has also rotavated the ground joining what were the three poppy beds last year, to make them into one long bed which will be filled with wild flowers.
|New growth on Korean pine|
|The last of the old Korean pine cones - very little left now|
When I've photographed these buds before I thought they were opening into tiny leaves but they are delicate little pastel green flowers.
|Looking up into a cluster of tiny bell shaped flowers|
|Little yellow hanging flowers|
I do remember that the shoots below will produce amazing red and orange seed pods - but it will be interesting to observe how they get to that stage.
|Hellebores still flowering|
|Soft new green growth among the long thorns|
|Lovely red new growth and thorns|
|Teasel (love the curls)|
I nearly missed this mass of tiny pink flowers.
Thank you very much for joining me again