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bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:41

Not dried ones at this time of year - the nestlings can't cope with them - you can get the live ones online http://www.mealworm.co.uk/ but I'm sure your robins will find plenty of food in your garden and thereabouts 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 20:34

No .............. I meant you can leave them in a plant saucer where the parents can help themselves LOL 

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 

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