Tuesday, 7 April 2015
A Spring Posy, Nests and a few 2015 Garden "Firsts"
A Spring Posy for the Easter Sunday lunch table - flowers picked from the garden.
Blue Tits still haven't started building a nest. Initially, I thought the Magpie's nest
might be deterring them but today they were prospecting a nest box in a silver birch almost directly below the Magpie nest! A wren is building a nest in a disused hanging basket on the patio. The male bird builds several nests and then the female picks one to use and finish off. I really do hope she doesn't choose this particularly one as they've nested in hanging baskets before and the young were constantly falling out and those that survived had to be pushed back into the nest. There's a wall on each side of the patio covered in ivy and I do wish the nest had been built there instead.
First garden butterfly of the year yesterday - a Peacock and today Common Newts have started to re-appear in the pond.