I was sitting at the desk this morning, looking out the window, thinking I really should write a blog post.. and a deer walked past the window. It was walking down the outside of the garden fence, checking out the vegetables Marie has just planted – it looked like a deer deciding on breakfast to me.
The deer live in the woods just beyond the garden. We don’t see them that often (not usually looking out the window at 6am), but we see plenty of signs of them being in the garden – they like eating the leaves off Strawberry plants, Camellias, and a Cherry tree (Marie blames the slugs for the Cherry). They’re Roe deer, so only small, but they’re incredibly bouncy. I’ve been in a deep cut lane close to the barn when a deer sprang down into the middle of the lane from the field on one side, bounced, and went straight up the other side in a single jump – it was at least 2.5m down, and back up.
As forecast the May weather has been ‘changeable’, but when the sun does come it’s beautiful, and the garden is growing like crazy.
Pink Campion is king of the hour as the primroses fade away, but it doesn’t have long in the spotlight – the Oxeye daisies are coming !
We planted a load of English Bluebells over the winter, under trees in the garden. It doesn’t seem to have been that successful, we planted a lot more bulbs than we have flowers.. but it’s very nice where they have come up.
The ducklings hatched… or duckling – there was only one. We were away and missed the excitement, but the duck and duckling made it down the hill to the neighbours pond, and they’re still there 2 weeks later. The neighbours have a fantastic pond which really attracts wild fowl, and an area of ‘unimproved land’ (marsh) with a board walk leading through from where the bog flowers can be seen. They have an open day in support of Cornwall Wildlife Trust in June.