Bird Box, A New Tree and White Daffodil

23 Mar

Reader, I bought it! The bird box that I coveted last week but left behind, was still there when we returned to buy a tree. It was the first thing into our trolley and now has a new home. We’ll have to wait and see if any birds choose to make it their home in due course.


In the garden of every house we have lived in from our very first one in 1971 (just for interest, a 1930s semi, bought for £3,750) we have planted an Amanagowa Cherry tree, poplar shaped and very lovely with its delicate pink blossoms in April and beautifully rich russet leaves in Autumn. .  We haven’t really had a place for one here but today, the lovely Mr S said  he would dig up some lawn to make space so it’ll be in the ground soon and in blossom, we hope, before too long.

The white Narcissi have opened and are very lovely.



10 responses to “Bird Box, A New Tree and White Daffodil

  1. nrhatch

    March 24, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Fun stuff!
    Glad your garden is growing and glowing!

  2. artfulcrone

    March 24, 2021 at 11:21 am

    I’m happy you got your birdhouse after all! It will make a fine home for your feathered friends.

  3. Heyjude

    March 23, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    I used to have a very tall, thin ornamental cherry tree in my Doncaster garden and it was so beautiful in the spring. Because it was pencil shaped it didn’t take up much space in what was a very small garden.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 24, 2021 at 7:37 am

      The one we had in our tiny front garden in Doncaster was the same. I’m hoping for the same from this one. 🙂

      • Heyjude

        March 24, 2021 at 10:24 am

        Did you have a problem with slugs and snails there? I don’t recall them at all. Very sandy, well-drained soil.

        • mybeautfulthings

          March 24, 2021 at 10:50 am

          No, we didn’t! It’s slug and snail heaven here and I am not fond of them!

          • Heyjude

            March 24, 2021 at 11:52 am

            Sigh… I know the feeling. I used to grow annuals easily in Doncaster, here the seedlings just don’t stand a chance.

  4. utesmile

    March 23, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    How wonderful, you got your Cherrytree. That is a happy event, it will bring you much pleasure and beauty in your garden!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 23, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      Indeed! I am really looking forward to seeing the blossom. I’ll post a photo, of course! 🙂

      • utesmile

        March 23, 2021 at 8:08 pm

        Oh yes plesae!


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