1x Common Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
2x Red Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
2x Lilac Thyme (Thymus lilac thyme, apparently)
While I was out I picked up a suet feeder and some mealworm suet blocks. Robins do love their mealworms. I've hung that on the same nail as a clay birdhouse that I dug up last week and have since repurposed as my fat cake feeder. Hanging them from the back wall rather than from a tree should make it harder for squirrels to get at it. Maybe I'll bring the ladder out at some point and move the feeders up higher onto the pipework.
Pinky and Perky have recovered beautifully in the 26 days they've been sat in the herb nursery. So much so that today I put them outside in the Strawbrary. I actually didn't rate them. Everyone says Alpine strawberries have a kick but these tasted very watered down to me. Maybe because nursing involves a fair bit of water in the initial stages, I don't know. I put them in the outer bit rather than the inner bit so that wildlife can get at the berries. They'll still cross-pollinate with the others so hopefully I'll end up one day with big, juicy Cambridge strawberries that crop over an extended period like Alpines do. We live in hope.
Pinky's on the right, Perky's on the left. I had to get more straw to mulch these two, so most of the remainder from the new bag has gone into the Strawbrary, while a good few handfuls have gone onto the roof for birds to take for nesting, perhaps save them from picking it off my plants. I'll get some copper tape for the edges eventually, but of course there's a million other things to do.
Right, I'm off. That porridge ain't going to eat itself. Bye xx