25 March 2014

A sunny afternoon in the Orchard

25th March 2014
Lovely day here in Devon, although the wind is a bit chilly.



Baz & I went out into the orchard to take a photo of the Thingies (above) (Hostas???) and the Daffodils.


And we got waylaid by the hens!











(well it was a lovely day! By the time I came in, had a cuppa & piece of homemade Kathy-Cake and answered a few e-mails - the sky had clouded over & it is now chucking it down outside. :-( 

4 comments:

  1. Helen I love your chickens and would love to have my own, but live in an urban area. Perhaps I can find a breed that doesn't need a rooster to wake up my close neighbors! Anyhow, I love yours and the pictures.

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  2. Judith, no hens need a rooster to lay eggs! We had three hens when we lived back in Walthamstow, London, they had a run that was about the size of a large shed - you can let them out in the yard/garden but they do tend to grub up the lawn & flowers! Hens can make a noise when they are laying their eggs (proudly announcing 'I am going to lay an egg'' then 'I am laying an egg' then 'I've laid an egg' - but this is only during daylight hours & I got round it by giving my neighbours free eggs!

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  3. The thingies are Bergenias, otherwise known as elephants ears! Tough as old boots too!
    (Hostas are much later, and very slug prone - in our garden, anyway.) I think what you were thinking of is hellebores - same height and time of year. They come in different shades but are really lovely - worth trying a few.

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  4. Oh thank you! I did know the hellebores, but I'd forgotten the name (I often forget names of people & things) I also was pretty certain they were NOT hostas, but had no idea what else they could be - so thanks, now I know and by next spring I can forget again! LOL

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Thank you for leaving a comment your interest is very much appreciated! It will be published as soon as possible - depending on whether I am at my computer or walking up the lane, or being chased by the goose or helping mend fences after the pony has broken through YET AGAIN.... :-)
Helen