In other areas I have red ones being a bit slow and another area has lemon/ yellow ones.
The sun is too bright in this photo to show the colours up, but that's tidied that area.
Yesterday I spent all afternoon trying to fix a sloping bank that has partly collapsed onto the shell path. Birds make dust baths in the soil and the rain washes it down. I am probably the only person who will notice the difference. It involved a lot of digging and shovelling.as well as some new plantings - 2 white azaleas and some poppies.
Other areas of the garden that have Winter flowers are the Ifafa lilies that I have been growing here since 1980. A lady gave me a few bulbs back then and as they are happy I now have several clumps.
I spotted this now uninhabited paper wasp nest in the Itty Bit camellia bush, when I was taking photos.
This morning while I was eating my breakfast 4 large native pigeons - Kereru sat puffed up and jumped about in the Copper beech tree. One then drank from the bird bath but was frightened off by a Tui who wanted a bath - he was showing off cause the water must have been near freezing.
My photos didn't come out well as it wasn't light enough and I was too far away.
Felt ball # 25 is well under way. It is for Belinda's first baby girl, due any day now so I have been hurrying.
The 12 pentagons in 2 halves that make up one ball outer.
The 2 halves with a pin holding them where I need to join them. It is important to sew the right seams together .
Elizabeth, Yes I do have a pattern and set of instructions with pictures that I have given to interested people. Only one ever sent photos back and she had made a very poor effort of it. It is best to be shown I think. Patience is a major requirement too.
Last night I made 2 more motifs ready to put on so progress is good.
I have also started the next baby quilt - no photos yet.