Pan guards the entrance
flowers celebrate wildness
and happy buzzing bees
The little stone statue of Pan was found in a reclamation yard many years ago, and then found again yesterday whilst I was weeding, hidden under some rampant aquilegias. I thought he would be better placed guarding the fairy entrance to the underworld under the oak tree, but first he had a job to do – modelling as the prop for this week’s In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Pop across for a gorgeous floral feast and a tour of gardens across the world.
In the Vase: lavender, birdsfoot trefoil, cerinthe, lychnis, alchemilla mollis, and a purple thistle-flowered weed that I don’t know the name of, much loved by tiny bees.
My Flower of the Day is the BFT
with its tiny visitor
I’m staying in the garden to show you my EOMV hosted by Helen, The Patient Gardener
Still lots to do but I’m getting there. I have moved a veg trug into the cage to get away from marauding sparrows. The wood was rotting so I have treated it and it awaits compost and plants.
Below is the view looking from East to West, complete with old bits of carpet keeping the strawberries clear of the soil.
The Autumn fruiting raspberries seem determined to take over the world – their lush growth is wonderful to see.
On Cathy’s advice I did not cut back last year’s canes in February and I am getting a lovely early raspberry crop – Yum!!!! They are a bit smaller than last year and a bit more difficult to find under all the new growth, but worth it for being early.
The loganberry is magnificent and I have already had a few berries. It seems very happy with its north-facing position.
At last some decent gardening weather has turned up so I’d better get out there and clear more weeds.
Thanks for dropping by.