Friday, 10 April 2009
In an English Country Garden....
The fritillaries (above) are in full bloom now.
The bleeding hearts aren't quite open, but show promise of what is to come.
And as for the taddies!
You probably think I'm being cruel, keeping the new babies in such shallow water - but they've chosen to swim to the very edge of the pond. It's shelved gently from the gravel into the water, like a beach - and the daft tadpoles like to go there because of course the shallow water is warmer.
The ones at the back are pushing and shoving - the tadpoles at the edge are virtually on dry land! I had to hose the pebbles down so they would go back in the water (I'm a nice mum really!)