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.
I don't mind sharing my garden produce - but I like to choose with whom!