March 2021 Week Four and a Bit

rambling ratz

The final week of March saw a mini heatwave, with the hottest March day for 53 years. This warm sunny weather brought lots of insects to the garden, such as this bee tucking into a primrose.bee in a primrose flowerThere was also some sort of solitary bee covered in pollen on the white flowering shrubs.bee on white flower

A male hairy footed flower bee on the flowering currant.bee on pink flowers

The bee-flies have made a welcome return.bee-fly on lawn

A beautiful peacock butterfly also appeared.peacock butterfly

The lesser celandine are blooming on the lawn like a carpet of stars.yellow flower

This will be the last of the cherry plum blossom now that the copper coloured leaves are blossom with brown leaves

Green leaves are also bringing the trees back to leaf shoots on tree

And who doesn’t love a cheerful daisy?daisy flower

The grape hyacinths are a firm favourite with the bee-flies.bee fly on blue flower

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Paisley Rats Fabrics

The best!

Paisley Power

If you like printed textiles with animal shapes incorporated in the designs, then the Paisley Rats designs could be ideal for you. The rat shapes are surrounded by an intricate paisley pattern. The color of the rats and paisley pattern is usually in high contrast to the background color. On April 1st, a customer bought a yard of the pink and white version of the rat-patterned paisley design.

pink and white version of the rat-patterned paisley design.
pink and white version of the rat-patterned paisley design.

1 yard of black and white Paisley Rats fabric has been bought by a customer on April 1st, 2021. Designer Patrick Moriarty donates a third of his profits from sales of the Paisley Rats fabrics to Apopo, a charity that trains rats to detect landmines in former warzones.


Here is another photo of the black and white Paisley Rats fabric. The design has white rat silhouettes and a white paisley…

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