Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Garden news.

Now, at last we have some warm, sunny weather, I've been out snapping.

The Azalea is in full bloom. Just to give you some perspective, It is 8 feet wide and 6 feet high!

A close-up of the Azalea.

This is a Dunwich Rose. A lovely, but very thorny bush.

A male Bullfinch in full summer plumage.

This Blackbird is about 2 feet from me. He gets given currants to feed his brood several times a day and follows Dad everywhere!


Mickle in NZ said...

Your Dad must put in so much work in the garden. What an incredible azalia.

Crazy climate time - here at my Folk's place 2 azalias are flowering as are the snowdrops!!!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Such great Beauty in your Garden....! Everything looks so lovely....And that Red Bird---Is GORGEOUS!!! And I love that Blackbird following your Dad everywhere....Nature is so Amazing in every way....!

ChrisB said...

The Azalea is beautiful John and I love the idea of a pet blackbird. The Blackbirds in our garden spend their time pinching the fruit I put out for the tortoises!

john.g. said...

He'll take from your hand!

Pat said...

The close-up of the azalea is super.
Your Dad's middle name should be Francis.