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bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:30

Sorry, didn't mean to imply that you wouldn't leave it alone Artjak    

Last spring I watched robins building a nest opposite my office window - but it was almost one minute nothing - next minute a nest full of eggs 

The robin won't start brooding the eggs until she's laid the complete clutch - usually  4 - 6 eggs, one each day laid in the early morning - when she's laid them then she'll start brooding.  At this time in the season  it's probably a second brood.  You can buy live mealworms for when the nestlings hatch - it'll really help the parents 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:24

Meant to say - they look like robin's eggs and the nest-style fits with a robin. 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:22

I would leave well alone Artjak - the bird may come back - the weather's been quite warm so they shouldn't have got too chilled.  How long since you noticed them?

Killer in action

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:12

They've hoovered up the greenfly on my roses 

Tomatoes on allotment?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:56

I don't have a green house - I grow all my tomatoes outside in a sunny part of our garden terrace - This year I have 25 plants in large pots - not quite sure how that happened - I meant to cut down this year   

Some varieties do better than others outside and we are dependent on a decent summer, but l usually find it's really worthwhile

Are you going to plant yours direct into the soil on your allotment?  I would if I were you.  It'll be easier to manage the watering.  

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:41

Probably ejukayshunal BB 

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:27

Sunny here too Alan - gorgeous weather   

Lots of watering needed, but hey ho, that's gardening 

ID if poss please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:29

The first is bronze fennel

I think the third pic is Sisyrinchium striatum 

Hi :) Newbie here :) Needing friendly advice ?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:25

Honeysuckle will want it's roots to be cool and moist and in the shade and it's top in the sunshine, whereas Passiflora quite likes being totally in the sun all day. 


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 18:22

Potting up, potting on and watering today   A bit of planting out too, including the bought runner bean seedlings - when planting them out I only came across one of the seeds that I'd planted that showed any signs of germinating.  The seeds were probably a bit too dried out - I should've soaked them.  Oh well, never mind. 

I've decided that although my garden is quite big enough for me - I need more space for storing pots etc and a very large cold frame - do you think next door would notice if I moved the fence a bit? 

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