Croft Gate Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Ingleton.

A luxury 4 star bed and breakfast in Chapel-le-Dale, near Ribblehead Viaduct and Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Busy Days

28/5/2011

Oh dear – it’s such a long time since we blogged.  We have been so very busy and every time we have a spare moment it’s a chance to deep clean a room or catch up on baking – Yorkshire Fat Rascals, Banana Bread, Crispy Porridge, Granola ——

For weeks now the garden has been drenched with blue hazy drifts of Forget-me- Nots, prinked here and there with the vivid purple of Honesty, but these flowers are past their best now.  Columbine, Peony, Lily of the Valley and Sweet Woodruff now dominate and the Bearded Iris and Delphiniums are poised to burst open at any moment.

We have had three weeks of wind and rain and although the garden is lush and green, the weather has taken its toll on the taller plants.

Everything is planted in the vegetable garden and so we have our fingers crossed that late frosts don’t materialize.

The bird feeding station is busy and this year we have seen many more Goldfinch and Siskin than usual.  The Mistle Thrush has returned too and the Greater Spotted Woodpeckers have raised a new brood.

One day soon the voracious tadpoles in the pond will emerge as tiny frogs – a metamorphosis which remains just as magical no matter how many times you see it.

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