The garden got off to a slow start this year - what with the cold weather and wet summer last year! Things were just starting to come round when the birds began to join in. First the pigeons started on the greens so I bought some good netting and covered all the cabbages, broccoli, etc before they did too much damage. The peas were next. Very few survived the first day or so after sprouting so a second lot were sown and they appeared to be surviving well. Now, though, the pigeons have nipped all the tops off so it looks like I'll have to sow a third lot. This time it'll be under netting. So much for saving money by growing your own!!
The strawberries have been cropping beautifully in their new raised bed, all covered with netting to keep the blackbirds away. That is until I looked yesterday to find a blackbird had got under the netting - there's always one! Not too much damage and the netting has been anchored more firmly.
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I spent all afternoon cutting the grass. The ducks obviously approved - they all came and settled down for a snooze in the sun!! Were they trying to tell me something?08:45 PM | 0 Comments
At last - they've arrived!! This year's first ducklings. Only 3 so far. They can't be very old as they are tiny with lots of yellow down. However, they are very quick and noisy.07:04 PM | 0 Comments
Is summer on its way at last? The signs are there - this beautiful rhododendron is in flower; 2 young blackbirds have been spotted; the swallows have arrived; the wild flowers are coming out; and the sun has some warmth when it does appear!04:29 PM | 0 Comments