I've managed to keep the Foxgloves alive this year. They look happy.
This is more or less the same view in 2004. After building the retaining wall, I planted the privet hedge on the downhill side. It didn't take long before I transplanted them to the uphill side. What was I thinking?
From my bedroom window, I watched 20 Sparrows over several years take their first flight from their nests in the 'bird condo' as I call it. It was fascinating to watch how the parents coaxed the little ones into the world.