Nallo Lady here. It was half term for my medium-sized friends, Andrew and Kate, so a trip to Dunham was arranged. They introduced me to the ‘log pile’, which proved a good place for some ‘hide and seek’ and chasing one another. Foxy and nearby rabbit were watching, looking bemused:
After a tumble for Andrew, which resulted in a bloodied knee (he was very bravely wearing shorts, as he has all winter!), we headed for the Winter Garden, past the pond, where this robin was enjoying seeds intended for the ducks:
The characteristics of the wooden sculptures were discussed….
…before Kate hunted for the answers to the quiz, whilst I focussed on the flowers. Sadly, since this visit, hungry rabbits have eaten all the flowers and buds of this iris, and, yes, it is slightly out of focus!
Luckily, the rabbits don’t seem interested in the ‘Katherine Hodgkin’ variety:
During the winter, the coloured bark of the shrubs and trees features prominently – this is Prunus rufa:
The hellebores are opening rapidly now, but need their heads turning over to see what pattern each has inside:
This primula has come into flower since my last visit…
As usual, the garden brightens a dull day, and I will visit again very soon…!