But wait a minute, who has been stripping the ripe redcurrants from the top of every truss?
Maisie gave the alarm with her, 'let me get at you' barking. When I went to see what all the noise was about I saw a small wren inside the cage. Where did it gain entry? I stepped inside to show it the door but before I could do so the wren squeezed itself through one of the tiny squares of my netting and flew away. Would you believe it? I'm contemplating a note to the supplier!
I've posted the recipe on Miss Cellany .
Small wild strawberries grow freely all about the garden but the birds don't seem remotely interested in them.
We've been having some fierce winds just lately. They have snapped flower heads from stems, knocked young apples from the trees and threatened the staking of my peas. But these giant scabious behave beautifully, bending gracefully to the strongest gusts without suffering any damage.