Female Orange-tip on Cuckoo Flower
Thyme-leaved Speedwell (Veronica serpylifolia) is beginning to flower.
The first Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) flower appeared on Boggy Brae today.
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A new narcissus with a complicated trumpet, just one growing up between azalea branches.
Small diggings. My finger is to give scale. I wonder if they are from the nearby hole which is big enough for a bank vole or similar animal, or from a digging insect.
The first wood sorrel flowers in the garden:
Today’s favourite dandelions
And daisies. I do like daisies, even raggy ones.
…this is today’s favourite dandelion, growing out of the top of an old brick wall. There was not much sunshine today but even so it should be more open, except that it has probably run out of nutrients. It tried. I like tryers.
Meanwhile, despite the lack of actual sunshine, though it wasn’t a bad weather day, I wondered why there were so few dandelions open in the dandelion corner near the back door where there had been plenty the day before. Closer inspection proved that chomped is why. The most likely culprits are roe deer. Sometimes I think the Boggy Brae garden is just a roe deer buffet.
So it’s not just bees and other insects that like dandelions.
Cuckoo Flower/Lady’s Smock (Cardamine pratensis) first flower on the Boggy Brae yesterday, 23 April, because before that roe deer were eating the young shoots. I have not heard a cuckoo yet this year.
False morel (Gyromitra esculenta) yesterday evening:
From this on 14 April
Photo below taken 26 April