Hello lovely people, how are you enjoying this weather? I have been working outside early in the day planting seeds and doing stuff in the poly tunnel and generally gardening like a mad thing - then at lunchtime it all gets far too hot so I retreat inside to do housework, computer work, read, craft or some such.
Then when the sun has gone down a bit and the heat has lessened I am outside again, planting and weeding and generally doing my Compostwoman stuff.
This is the road side face of our house, with a very wild flower border and a climbing Hydrangea up the wall.
I was weeding and planting this border last week when I realised I was hearing a LOT of Blackbird scolding - no cats around so I knew it was me who was the problem.
I had a closer look at the Hydrangea and realised I could see a yellow beak and a pair of eyes...click on the photo to see what I mean!
And later when I looked, I saw this - a Blackbird nest with four eggs :) Lovely :)
I just need to make sure that these three do not find it. It is high enough that they can't get to it, so I am hopeful that the fledgings will be ok.