One of the joys of digging in the garden is that one is not alone for very long. All the careful tilling and sowing will catch the eye of one of our best loved birds, the robin. He’ll flit around the garden and rest on your spade or fork looking for an easy meal, while you yourself take a rest. Now as winter advances and the leaves have fallen, his breast will brighten up the hedgerows and trees. Once more common can be beautiful.