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Aphrodisiac qualities of blackcurrants

Our blackcurrant bushes certainly seem to have set the ladybirds going . . .

Ladybirds on blackcurrant leaves in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

They’re at it everywhere . . .

Ladybirds on blackcurrant leaves in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

Fortunately, we don’t take a ‘not in my back yard’ approach . . .

Ladybirds on blackcurrant leaves in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . as we hope it’ll work up their appetite for eating aphids.

Meanwhile, a bee decided to ignore these goings-on by drinking . . .

Bee drinking from apple blossom in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . from the apple blossom . . .

Bee drinking from apple blossom in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . while a robin landed on the fence looking very pleased with itself . . .

Robin with insect in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

He’d got a takeaway in his beak . . .

Robin with insect in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

It looked like an insect, but I couldn’t tell exactly . . .

Robin with insect in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

It was certainly eat, drink and be merry in our garden this lunchtime.

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Apple blossom opens up this morning

In the garden, our two apple trees change daily . . .

Apple blossom in Ilfracombe, North Devon

This morning the apple blossom opened up . . .

Apple blossom in Ilfracombe, North Devon

I hope the number of flowers means we will get lots of fruit this year!

Apple blossom in Ilfracombe, North Devon
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Bluebells and blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe #ndevon

I have to take my camera because there is something new every day.

This morning I saw bluebells flowering in Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe, North Devon . . .

Bluebells in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

The magnolias are also blooming too in a variety of colours . . .

Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

It’s a wonderful spring for blossom. All the trees are heavy with petals . . .

Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

All we need now are lots of ducklings on the pond!

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In the blink of an eye . . .

It’s that time of the year when you have to look now or you’ll miss something.
The blossom on apple trees . . .

Apple blossom in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . and in the park . . .

Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

The new shoots on a rather sorry-looking holly cutting . . .

Shoots on holly cutting in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

I could say I haven’t got time to stop for this, but what I would really be saying is I haven’t got time to live.

It’s the best time of year.

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Beautiful start to a Monday morning

I couldn’t have asked for a lovelier February morning.

At Bicclescombe Park Ilfracombe, North Devon, the sun seemed to want to play tennis . . .

Bicclescombe Park Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . while a sleepy pigeon blinked in the bright morning light.

Pigeon at Bicclescombe Park Ilfracombe, North Devon

The trees are blushing with blossom . . .

Blossom on trees at Bicclescombe Park Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . and the Wilder Brook in full flow.

Waterfall at Bicclescombe Park Ilfracombe, North Devon

In the distance, sheep are grazing on the Torrs . . .

View of sheep grazing on the Torrs from Bicclescombe Park Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . while the sun lit up the Round House on the Cairn.

View of the Round House from Bicclescombe Park Ilfracombe, North Devon

What a great way to start the week!

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