The eye on this is amazing that is if it is a real eye.
Looking a bit bedraggled perhaps it is a dead one just placed there for our pleasure.
Grubs up! This one's colouring blends with it's food.
Mike has had his first evening after work when he was able to get in the garden. So he was busy chopping logs up yesterday.
As to me, I have at last planted four pots of snowdrops around the small pond near the front door. This is an ideal spot to enjoy them each time we go in or out of the house. There were some snowdrops there already so it has added to the numbers. The snowdrops have been waiting a week for me to plant them. I really am a fair weather gardener.
My next task is to start planting seeds Sweet Pea, Busy Lizzie and Lobelia for starters.
February 14th now that is an important date according to Margery Fish, that is the date she cut back her clematis well the group 3 types that is.
I have tried experimenting in past years once pruning a month earlier but resulting understandably with the group 3's flowering at the same time as the early flowering clems. I have also tried staggering pruning over a few weeks which can also vary the flowering. If I were clever I could probably have a very long flowering period but with about 50 clematis plants in the garden there's usually one flowering from early Spring until the Autumn.