jean riley wrote (see)
...Has anyone seen any blackbirds ? .
There are plenty of blackbirds here, with young ones, though the number of small birds on the feeders is certainly fewer than it has been. I'm thinking that there's a lot of native food about right now, like blackberries and flower seeds. Tasted the first blackberries myself yesterday.
Watched Gardeners World last night. I was stuck by the feature about Monty digging up that lawn - it looked like hard work. Hasn't he got anything better to do. Big contrast between Monty working so hard, while doggy looked on, almost asleep - dog seemed to exhibit far more intelligent behaviour.
Couldn't understand the feature on slugs. I was looking forward to that. Monty waived a great sheaf of letters and suggestions that had been sent in - but we didn't find out what they all were. Monty didn't even explain how he keeps that part of his garden 'slug-free'. Does he do the nighttime trip with torch. I was disappointed not to see that.
Flowerpot Gang is mentioned on Google News this morning. There's an article about the program in this week's Horticulture Week. I can't read the details, as the full text is subscription-only, but the teaser looks bad. There were reviews in some of the ordinary papers earlier, most criticised the program not simply as a very poor gardening program, but as very poor television - the formula was too predicatble, and not interesting, to anyone, it seems.
Feature on Sky News this morning about soaring vegetable prices, because of the poor weather.