I was reminded of the Rod Stewart song 'Hot legs' when I spotted these in the garden this morning. A couple of red legged partridges (click to make them bigger)
And speaking of the garden this is the view now down past the same silver birch tree. I've moved my runner bean trellis further down and am going to use that bottom corner in front of the wall as my veg plot - the white on the ground is some more grill and other bits and bobs to keep the cat off.
And here is the finished back border. There used to be a conifer hedge along the wall, hence all the stumps. At the edge of my new veg bed are a couple of blackcurrant bushes which were already there. A lot of the existing plants were growing right up to the lawn, and my husband cuts the grass and shows no mercy to anything overhanging so I've dug them up and moved them further back. I've also divided everything up and have ended up with plenty to fill the border. In fact I've had 12 carrier bags of surplus plants that I've put on freecycle!