|Aubergine "Diamond" (Geezer)|
Spring is slowly creeping into the garden all around, and the days are getting longer! Last week actually saw me get home from work in daylight a couple of times, so I got to survey things and fill the bird feeders without the use of the torch for the first time this year.
One of the things that isn't going so well yet this year, is my crop protection strategy... or more to the point "lack of crop protection strategy"!! I have been having a few issues with mice in the last couple of weeks! They didn't bother me at all last year, so I can only assume that the harsh winter has left them short of food, and now they see my seeds as an easy source!! They have eaten broad beans, parsnips and peas so far.. cleaned out an entire lot of the broad beans... and they have been nibbling all my salad leaf seedlings off as well as the odd other seedling.
Also, I am lucky that although we live in the countryside, there are no rabbits in the village.... or so I thought! I saw a rabbit in the wood on sunday morning... that is one visitor I don't want to see too much of in my garden again!
Right then.. i'm off back to writing another list of jobs for this weekend coming. :)