Happy St Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick’s Day has many traditions, but one of them is sowing your potatoes. I’m afraid I am never organised enough to get potatoes in so early in my outside beds though I have Charlotte potatoes planted in the polytunnel for the last couple of weeks.

Yesterday we watched a male wren collecting nesting material from the flower bed (mainly bits of moss and dried grass). He appears to be nesting in the beech hedge that surrounds the vegetable plot. The males do all the nest building, often building a number of nests. His mate will then come along and choose the one she likes best!

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