Information about Spring flowering plants and the pond in spring.
Take also a look at
always surprising, how fast everything buds. At the end of Aprilthe Japanse Cherry (Prunus serrulata) already gets leaves. Under the tree the honesties
are in bloom. Left a
cardinal bonnet. Beside the little greenhouse: bamboo. The Golden
Chainleft of the Japanse Cherry
blossoms in May. The whole tree is toxic! Especially the
pods. My nieces played with them. Then we did not know the danger. Fortunately
happened. The taxus behind the bamboo is also toxic.
The Corydalis solida
(very similar to theBird-in-the-bush-
cava) yousee for a short time.
Afterwards it disappeared entirely . The bleeding
heart(Dicentra formosa) seems also delicate. In fact they are nicer, than the larger ones (Dicentra spectabilis). The colour of the
Welsh poppy (Meconopsis cambrica) seemsquite loud, when you look to the other pictures. (pale
culvert, red poppy dubium)
always nice to discover, thereís frogspawn in the pond. The Common Newts
like it too, for they eat all the eggs.Now
I put everythingin a landing-net
and later it goes into a bucket, which stands at the pond. Strange is, they
keep off the eggs of the toads(a
chain). The frog you can find on the page "animals in the garden".
In 2009 we had a lot of tadpoles. Here a picture with a curious common
pond skater. Information: common
the Dame's rocket or Sweet rocket (Hesperis matronalis) and the Bistort (Persicaria bistorta)appear,
itís almost the end of spring. Bethleham
Sage (Pulmonaria) has beautiful flowers with all kinds
of colours. You can see these colours also at the other members of theBorage family. (e.g. comfrey, forget-me-not,
The Lily of the Valley
(Convallaria) grows throughout the garden like gardenweeds, but the flowers are
last, because it is so magnificent: cornflower!!!! (Centaurea cyanus)
pond is about 3 by 3 meters. It seems smaller by the Buckbean and
the Water-soldier. I offen sit on
the little bridge to look at the pond. At the other site and at the front
there are little swamps. Behind one of the swamps thereís a hill. In
summer I plant cactiand
euphorbiaís on it.
the side there are several ferns. The Hart's tongue Ferns (Asplenium
scolopendrium) reseed themselves and come up everywhere. The other ones get new
are also several types of bamboos. The Bamboo is kept from expending by
special foil around the roots.
water grows a lot of Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) growsItís
agood pond oxygenator.
The pink flowers are of the Bistort
(Persicaria bistorta) This plant belongs to the knotweed
Furthermore is flowering the Yellow Flag Iris and the Chinese ground orchid (Bletilla) are flowering. Themarsh marigold (Caltha
are already out of flower.
Birds May 2010.
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula). Family Old World flycatcher
This robin sits on a wood stump of an old apple tree. It is also the home for all kinds of insects. In the evening you see often bumblebees sitting in the setting sun.
If you look carefully you will see an inattentive bee flying in the
direction of the robin. But it escaped just in time. Photo 5-5 2010.
Common Blackbird (Turdus merula). Familie Thrushes (Turdidae).
An old trunk of a pear tree near the compost heap. This blackbird looks or
there is anything to be found to eat.
Photo May 2010.
Wren (Troglodytes). Family
Today (April 1 2007) I saw a wren fly into the garage. Later, when I took a look, I saw this nest in the ropes.
This year (2008, a year later) we had wrens again.
Now six years (2013) later the nest still hangs in the ropes in the garage. Every year it
has been repaired by a wren. Here it goes into the garage.
Nest of tits in the mailbox.
The wall is a mailbox. Underneath we have another mailbox. This year (2013) a tit
has made a nest. So no post in this mailbox.
Photos April, May 2013.
Wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos). Family Anatidae.
Very occasionally there are wild ducks in our pond, even though we live in the middle of
the village without water nearby.
Photo 24-4 2013.
Western Jackdaw (Corvus monedula, Coloeus monedula). Crow family
In the chimney of the shed we had this year a nest of
Western Jackdaws. They are therefore not shy.
You can recognize them by the white iris of the eyes. The iris other corvids are dark.
Photos bridge pond in 2013. The girders of the bridge were bad. I made a new bridge. This time, a flat bridge.
Oscar the cat of our daughter.
Oscar was satisfied with the bridge.
Photo 16-6- 2013.
Maurice, our grandson.
Here is Maurice on the bridge. By all plants you can not see the bridge very well.
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