It was a lovely day for doing some gardening. There was a gentle breeze and the air felt fresh instead of feeling still and muggy like it’s been all week. I planted some hanging basket with bright colourful flowers, put fresh water in the bird baths, weeded around the soft fruit bushes and copiced hazel.
When I’d finished I sat down under the hobnut tree and had a refreshing cup of tea and well earned chocolate biscuit. I watched robins and blackbirds hunt around the grass for worms, whilst blue tit and great tit fledglings fluttered clumsily through the tree branches pestering their parents for food.Bees buzzed around the heavenly scented roses and mock orange flowers, whilst ladybird larvae crawled slowly about shrub leaves.
Cheeky squirrels nicked nuts from the bird feeder and speckled wood butterflies flutter about the hedge.
I love being in the garden. Even though there is always lots of work to do, I enjoy gardening as I bring not only pleasure to me but the wildlife appreciate it too.