Mr & Mrs Robin and the River Cottage Seed Project

We have a cheeky pair of robins that have been around for a couple of years and often come to have a nosy when Hubby is gardening. We think they have a nest somewhere in the eaves of the outhouse as over the last week they have been busy feeding from the insect suet ball hanging in the garden. Now, we have been trying to get a photo of them for the last few days, but every time we got the camera out they fly off. In the above photo Mr Robin posed nicely for a photo, but in the split second decided to dive for the new vegetable planters. If you click on the photo you’ll get better resolution. It made me chuckle when I saw the photo and would like to see if anyone can come up with a fitting caption!

Hubby has River Cottage membership and is taking part in their Seed Project. Today our seeds arrived and they were Blue Ballet Squash, Blauhilde climbing French bean and rhubarb chard. We haven’t tried to grow any of these veg before and I’m interested to see them grow, and of course taste them.

Our radishes are nearly ready to harvest. We were a bit late planting them so they are only just ready. I may roast some of them to go with the roast chicken dinner tomorrow. On another positive gardening note the lavender out front has gone crazy, the strawberry plants are flowering and I didn’t kill the grapevine after all!

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