I went to the plot….

early this morning as I wanted to water all round, then lift some onions.

I was delighted to briefly see a young robin, yet to acquire it’s red breast, followed a short time later by an adult.   The latter one stayed a while during which I watched it pick and eat a blackberry.  It’s always good to see them again after a few months when they’ve been mostly absent busy breeding raising two broods.

This yellow sunflower has self-seeded as it’s neither variety that I sowed this year.

The weather into next week looks like staying dry and very warm, around 30 C/mid 80’s F, again with no rain forecast.

Have a good weekend!


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24 Responses to I went to the plot….

  1. Liz says:

    Encouraging to see the robins and that volunteer sunflower is beautiful. Is it tall or miniature or in-between?

  2. Jade says:

    What a wonderful moment that was, watching a feathered friend pick and eat a fruit!
    Love that self-seeded sunflower!
    Thanks and same to you!

  3. Jo says:

    My resident robin often goes missing during the summer months and it’s never dawned on me that it’s due to the breeding season. How lovely having a self seeded sunflower, it’s a beauty.

  4. Keep cool Flighty, it’s going to be another scorcher…

  5. lowcarbdiabeticJan says:

    So nice for you to see the robins, and that sunflower is just lovely.

    All the best Jan

  6. I saw a very small colour changing spider on a marigold yesterday. It was orange and I thought I must send a picture to you, as I know how you like marigolds. Unfortunately by the time I got the camera out it had vanished. You would have liked it!! X

  7. CJ says:

    What a lovely self-seeded sunflower, a real treat. Glad to hear the robins are back. We have a hint of green here at the moment after the rain, but no doubt it will be gone again soon and it will be back to watering. Wishing you a good weekend. CJ xx

  8. menhir1 says:

    A bright gift from feathered friends perhaps? Whatever it is, the Sunflower is a lovely one. xxx

  9. Carrie Gault says:

    what a happy little visit xx

  10. nikkipolani says:

    This self-seeder looks quite welcoming. Though I do like the lemony yellow of the variety you did plant.

  11. Caro says:

    Lovely to see a robin and, possibly, its chick at the plot. I wonder if there’s enough water for birds in this heat. I haven’t seen any robins recently but see the resident wood pigeon frequently. (He likes the cabbage leaves that my neighbour grows!) Do you lift onions and then leave them to dry? It’s one bonus of these cloudless skies, that onions can be left to dry outdoors! Wishing you a good weekend, Flighty. xx

    • Flighty says:

      Caro it certainly was good to see both of them. I always check both my ponds, and top up if need be, and there is a stream nearby. There’s plenty of pigeons around, rather too many. I bring them home to dry, then check and store them. Thanks, and you too. xx

  12. snowbird says:

    How lovely having the adult and chick around, robins are such beautiful gardening companions, so cheeky and tame. That is a lovely, grown by birds, sunflower…or self-seeded. Gorgeous.xxx

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