Monday, May 14, 2012
view starlings sprouting
Looking up from Platform 1 Tunbridge Wells railway station.
As usual this year starlings are nesting in the capital of the decorative pillar which is set into the wall of the house across the street. The parents fly to and fro in response to a noise like a telephone with a faulty bell. You can imagine without seeing them the gaping maws of the nestlings.
The first batch of garden peas which I planted out a few weeks ago are coming into flower. They have survived the pigeons under the netting which I spread over seedlings. Last year the pigeons made a meal of the lot. There is room, plenty of room for more plants. This time I have set out some purple sprouting broccoli, another pigeon favourite. The peas should be ready to harvest in a few weeks, the broccoli in as many months.