Sunday, April 30, 2006
I have just been round the garden and uprooted 17 dandelions. While there I counted 44 different types of flowers blooming. Although I don't know the names of them all, and some were weeds, they included the last of the cherry blossom, the first of the apple blossom, plum and almond blossom, the dregs of the daffodills, narcissi, tulips, hyacinths, grape hyacinths, cyclamen, two different species of periwinkle, several heathers, violets, daisies, buttercups, azalias, a prunus, a species of flowering laurel, bluebells, forsythia, purple and magnolia colored magnolia, hazel catkins, pyrrus, forget-me-nots, polyanthus, primrose, honesty and camelia. In the greenhouse strelitzia and geraniums. There wer near to bursting buds on the lilac and the clematis. Only two birds, though, a blackbird and a robin. And one squirrel. Gray.