Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Fianlly, finally it is spring, please please please..... You can almost see the plants growing; the hedges are greening, and we have primroses, and cowslips, wood anemones, and my tulips are coming out in all their glorious clashing colours. I know that we have been concerned, quite rightly, about the plight of the bee, but I am really worried about the lack of house martins and swallows. Yes, they are around, but in ones and twos. What has happened to those glorious flights of swallows that used to inhabit our meadows and gardens. I do so hope that we will see more of them, but I am really concerned that the weather combined with the problems with their roosting areas on migration may have damaged their numbers beyond redemption.