The Woodland Garden (Wednesday 21st April 2021)
Although a rare and special sight now in the wild the snake's-head fritillary (fritillaria meleagris) used to be commonly found in water meadows such as those by the Thames, where they were collected and sold for a penny or two.
I have attempted before to grow them in the Woodland Garden but they usually disappear after their first year. I tried again recently and although some only came up once, the ones that did seem to have spread. I found this one today to my delight - it had had sprung up in front of the large polyanthus primula bunch that I have blipped before, some way away from any I had planted. I am pleased to submit it for Wildflower Week, with thanks to Miranda1008 for hosting.
I didn't take any pictures during last week's productive gardening morning with Refna but I did take a few today, before, during and after her visit. She was excited to have just acquired an allotment having been on the waiting list for over two years. There was a team of landscape gardeners at work over the fence and the Leaf Blower Man was doing his worst in the garden beyond that.
Wed 21.4.2021 (1915 hr)
Blip #3407 (#3157 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #000
Blips/Extras In 2021 #063/266 + #034/100 Extras
Day #4046 (893 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2551 (#2392 + 159 in archived blips)
Taken with Pentax KS-1 (Blue) and Pentax D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 WR prime lens
Old Forge series
Woodland Garden (April 2021) (Flickr album)(Work in progress)
A Stroll Through The Woodland Garden, 21 April 2021 (Flickr album of 14 photos)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Booker T. & the MG's - Chinese Checkers (recorded 17 June 1963, Stax Studios, Memphis TN)
One year ago:
The Old Forge