Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Harvest Monday

My last Harvest Monday post for the year includes two Surprises, but firstly a big THANK-YOU to

DAPHNE for hosting her weekly Harvest Monday , although I have missed quite a few weeks I've enjoyed following and picking up gardening, preserving and cooking tips along the way.

The first surprise was my Green dragon broccoli ready to harvest after a very long 5 months.........

                                                                              
 
                                                                                

My second surprise this week was nearly a disaster as I was trimming back all my rosemary hedges using  electric hedge trimmers, when I came across a well hidden little wren nest ......

   
I have been checking each day to make sure all is ok and today the first of the chicks has hatched, little mouth wide open waiting for a feed.........................

                                                                              
         Meanwhile dad announces the new arrival..................



Happy Gardening !!!
Happy Christmas!!!

                                                                                                                                                     

10 comments:

  1. So glad the wren next was okay. I hope they make it to maturity okay. Your broccoli is beautiful.

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    1. The broccoli was much enjoyed after such a long wait !

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  2. Your broccoli looks great and I'm glad the wrens survived the whipper snipper - what an exciting find in your garden!

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    1. The wrens keep us entertained but I thought their nest was somewhere else (might be two families we have a very big garden)so this nest was a big surprise!!

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  3. And that looks like a beautiful stand of artichokes he's perched on!

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    1. Yes they are impressive and so drought hardy !!

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  4. I love blue wrens - they bounced around on mum & dad's lawn and I never get tired of watching them. Very cool birds.

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    1. They are my favorite birds too ! second and third chick has hatched today.

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  5. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-13.html
    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  6. Hi Kathy thanks for the invite !

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