Oh, Freshwinds has been buzzing. Lots of visitors and lots of sunshine and plenty of insects.
So lovely to see returning visitors and pass the time by the pond whilst watching wiggling newts and hopping frogs.
The silly robins built their nest in the fairy house which was on its side in the cob shed. Luckily no eggs at that stage, as I needed the house to go back in the fairy garden.
Then they decided to build the next nest in a plastic bag full of glittery curtains.
When I took the photo there were two eggs, now there are three.
Under the cob shed roof rim the wrens are nesting again .... not a very safe position though.
The self seeded clary has attracted ladybirds.
You will find 20 stone ladybirds hidden around the garden.
They seem to move around quite a lot.
The tiny nursery is doing well. Hopefully people will pick up a plant at very reasonable prices, to remind them of the garden.
I keep replenishing it with little gems.
This is the little lamb that nearly didn`t make it. Thanks to loving care, he is well on the way and absolutely loved by my great nephew, who visited at the weekend.
Yesterday all three tortoises were trundling round at a rate of knots in the very warm sunshine. They were loving it, as were all of us.
We need to tackle the pond but have to be careful due to the wildlife. There is a huge "island" in the middle formed from waterlily and iris root. Some needs to go. The irises could take over if we allowed it.
At home I have been making pompom bunnies.
Some of these are for sale in the little craft shop.
Everything is in control in my greenhouses.
And the double tulips look like peonies.
What a wonderful Easter weekend we all had.