Purple Alpine Viola

Voila2I mowed the grass at the front of the house this morning and as well as some just behind the house; I also did some deadheading of Spring flowers. I was going to mow some more grass after I had watched the F1 Qualifying, but there were a few spots of rain when I went out to look for a blip, so I decided to leave the mowing for another day.

I found today’s picture, of a tiny Alpine purple Viola flower, growing in the Alpine garden. I did not remember that it was there and although it has been nibbled by something, I decided that it should be my picture for today.

Whilst in the garden I noticed that the frost had killed all of the Wisteria flowers, both blue and white. This was the first year that the blue one had ever shown signs of flowering. The Kiwi fruit tree has also had all of its leaves destroyed by frost; that is what happens in a frost hollow. Maybe they will recover and flower later in the year or maybe we have to wait for next year.

Viola Flowers

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This we had breakfast in a little café, before collecting my new spectacles, which look exactly the same as my previous ones, except the lens as different. Then we went to Scotsdales, well it is almost on the way home. I wanted some floating pond plants for my frogs to sit on, but they had sold out, more were due to be delivered later today, but we did not have time to wait for them.

Today’s picture is of some Violas, which are in one of my hanging baskets.