Yesterday's Wordless Wednesday post showed photos of our day out last week at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.
For the sake of poetic licence I hinted that that the impressive carpet of daisies was at risk of being mowed down by the geese. In the interest of fairness let me put the record straight. As you can see from the photo below the geese make little impact on the daisies.
The geese and their goslings in yesterday's photos were actually browsing on the grass between the daisies. Their efforts at keeping the grass short was maybe the reason that the daisies were flourishing,
The geese in the photo were greylag - our largest resident goose. There were also Canada geese, swans and ducks browsing the grass but the greylags were the only ones with young.
Often when I post that we are pulling rhubarb I will receive comments from readers saying their rhubarb is nowhere near ready and I always reply that it depends which variety is grown.
In the Clumber Park walled kitchen garden with over 130 varieties they boast the second largest collection in the world.
I wonder who has the largest.
It was comforting to see that we were not too far behind them with our vegetable planting although they did have broad beans flowering whereas ours are still in the greenhouse.
I really like the espaliers and fan trained fruit trees.
The main interest was provided by the tulip display.
Our tulips are not quite there yet.