I’m forever extolling the fortunate privilege of having a garden to relax in during this Covid-19 lockdown.  The last month has seen record sunshine and being outside without risk of encountering the virus has been a bonus, despite the extra work I’ve found for myself.

As the weather is changing I’ll probably be busy inside the house so here are a few pictures as I wander around the garden. In 2017  I posted a month by month view of my garden but as you can see April is one of the most colourful and promising months of the year. Award yourself a prize if you can correctly identify them all…

and I can’t resist a couple of good sunsets…

All that without leaving the house, I’m so lucky compared to many..

10 thoughts on “A GARDEN SNAPSHOT.

  1. Eunice

    Great shots, though I can only identify the really obvious ones. Love the sunset too 🙂
    Right, I’ve got a couple of questions for you – is it possible to walk in or round Brownstones quarry and if so, how do I get to it? I’ve looked on Google Maps satellite view and can see the semblance of a path running through trees near the cottages but I’m not sure if that’s the way.

    1. bowlandclimber

      We’ve had some stunning sunsets recently.
      Yes, to get into Brownstones Quarry go off the lane just to the right of Colliers Row cottages. [SD 682124]
      Don’t take the track that goes through to Hampsons Farm but go off into the undergrowth on the right. Little paths lead to a pond area and then you can follow the quarry faces round to the left. You can wander anywhere. There should be interesting flora at present and it is a good place for butterflies on a sunny day.

  2. Clare Pooley

    What an amazingly well-stocked garden you have! It must be a joy to wander in but hard work to keep it looking so lovely. I can recognise quite a few, and have seen others before but have no idea what they are called! I would love some Welsh Poppies and am almost sure my soil wouldn’t be too alkaline for them.

    1. bowlandclimber

      Thanks Clare.
      I’ve been working at it for years slowly building up a decent plant collection. It’s looking its best for years at the moment, a combination of good weather and my constant lockdown attention.
      The Welsh Poppies are a delight. I originally collected seeds from the wild in the Lakes. They seem to like my garden and seed freely. I could easily save some seed pods for you.
      The rhododendrons like my acid soil too.

      1. Clare Pooley

        How very kind! I would appreciate that very much. We have pockets of less alkaline soil in our garden and we are able to grow a few acid-lovers in them.


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