The first Foxglove blooms in the garden

I transplanted (at least) two Foxglove Excelsior Hybrids Mixed from my old house, and put them into my new garden close to a tall fence. This part of the garden gets the sunshine in the morning, before being thrown into shade by lunchtime.

This is fine for foxgloves, they quite like a bit of shade, and so this was the natural position for me to plant them both. One has just come into flower, and the bees are already exploring it’s bell-like pink flowers.

A pink Foxglove 'Excelsior Hybrid Mixed' on flower
The Foxglove ‘Excelsior Hybrid Mixed’ survived the garden transplantation and is now on flower.

About a foot away is what I think will turn out to be a creamy white one, but it won’t be long until we know for sure.

The garden is so busy now – not only with things for me to do – with planting out, and trying to keep on top of cutting my lawn, but it really has come alive.

Meanwhile, a couple of Dianthus plants that I was given, and that have been tucked away under the canopy of the now-passed Tulips, have begun to flower, adding a nice pinky colour against their dark lush leaves.

Pink Dianthus flowers
The Dianthus flowers look great against their dark green foliage.

I put up two bird feeders last week, and since then I’ve seen Sparrows, Gold Finches, BlueTits, Starlings, Blackbirds, a Robin, Great Tits, a dumpy curious Pigeon, and a sinister big Crow or Rook thing that clears the garden of all other birds when it flies its loop around my neighbourhood.

Fluffy baby Sparrows have been fluttering around, Blackbirds have been inspecting my fence move and every new border and then fighting over my garden (proud!), and large baby Starlings have been sat on the lawn making that awful sound with their beak open expecting the world to be poured in by the plateful.

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