That’s It, It’s Them Or Me

 

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It wasn’t supposed to come to this.

When we moved here I wanted to create a wildlife sanctuary, everything living together in a little patch of paradise, happily ever after. Dream on girl.

 

A line has been crossed.

 

 

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Remember the lovely Campanula? The one that only a few short days ago headlined the July Bloomers post?

 

 

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We’d only had it a week. It cost me dear but it’s not just the money. It had three glorious flower spikes packed full of blooms and was my pride and joy in the newly rearranged terraced beds. I’d been worried about slugs but I don’t think it was them. The leaves have been nibbled just a little too evenly, not the ragged and slimy ends that are the usual hallmark of a mollusc visitation. It’s not Ptolemy’s normal style either. The pheasant’s annoying habit is to just peck off the flowers and cast them aside, intact, on the ground. No, this time everything has been carefully cleared away. Devoured. On the spot.

I am sorry mouse lovers, but I have tried. If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time you’ll know how hard I’ve tried. We’ve persisted with live catch traps for in excess of two years, transporting the mice at least two miles distant after a nice little ride in the car. But they are clever. They learned how to get into the trap, scoff the peanut butter sandwiches hidden therein and then scarper, leaving only crumbs in their wake.

And so the ‘Little Nippers’ have been deployed.

 As Mike was laying out the first one there was a ‘Snap’. I waited for the yowl, but there was none. Did he catch his finger in the mouse trap? No. But it was a close run thing. To illustrate the extent of our problem Mike caught 12, yes twelve, in the first twenty four hours alone. With just two traps. That’s a lot of emptying. At least this time we know for sure it’s not the same ones coming back.

It’s not what I wanted. All I can say is, it’s quick. Hopefully preferable to being toyed with for several minutes before being torn apart by an owl or a cat.

 

What else to do?

 

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100 Comments

  1. Sol July 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    oh no. time to get a kitty

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      No kitties. They’d go after the birds as well as the mice, baby robins on the kitchen floor I couldn’t bear.

  2. Crafty Gardener July 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Such a shame about the campanula … hoping it survives the nibblers and makes a come back.
    Sometimes you have to do what you have to do to combat those mice.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      There are a couple of very small flower buds left, right at the top of one of the stems. It’s a case of whether there’s enough foliage to support any new growth. But I haven’t dug it up yet, we’ll see!

  3. Sue@GLAllotments July 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    If only widllife would sticjkto what is allowed we could all get on so well wouldn’t we?

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      Indeed Sue. They have to eat as well I suppose, but there are plenty of weeds around.. untouched.

  4. Janet/Plantaliscious July 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Oh, your poor, beautiful campanula. I don’t blame you for deploying the traps. Not a pleasant process to manage, I just hope it is effective. And having seen a cat “playing” with a mouse, otherwise known as torture, I have to agree, surely quick is better. Plus the traps don’t destroy nepeta…

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Mike has been wanting to use these traps from Day 1. Mostly because he got bored with the continual two mile excursions. The deal was he could use them as long as he did the emptying.

  5. woolythymes July 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    the rusty duck smorgasbord is just too tempting…..i think you’ve found the only real solution.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      I regret to say you’re right. There are just too many of them now. If it were just a few I could live and let live.

  6. Cumbrian July 26, 2014 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Yes, the traps are very good and very quick, just occasionally one gets caught by its tail, still alive, but at least you can dispatch it quickly.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      Oh dear… 🙁

  7. Amy at love made my home July 26, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Oh dear! xx

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      It seems they are attracted by disturbed soil. A lot of what I have planted recently has been nibbled, albeit not as badly as the Campanula. It’s costing a fortune.

  8. Pauline July 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Yes, I can agree with the thoughts of having a wildlife sanctuary, it’s what we have done here, but there does come a time when you have to intervene, a shame but necessary. What you need is a Tawny Owl, ours keeps the mice and voles under control, thank goodness. I hope you now have peace from raids by mice and that there aren’t any left, that was an awful lot of mice you caught!

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      We have a whole family of Tawny Owls Pauline, but there’s only so many mice they can eat in a night and they’re not keeping up!

  9. Denise July 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    No good swimming against the tide, Jess. You have worked extremely hard on your garden and been mouse tolerant way beyond the call of duty. It has to be done. (If you like I could send you my Mum. She has no qualms about rodent disposal, having lived on farms all her life!)

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      If one gets caught by the tail and has to be dispatched (see Cumbrian’s comment above) I will take you up on it.

  10. sustainablemum July 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    We have the same problem here and went down the road you have gone down. We caught a similar amount to you in the Spring but now that there is other food around the numbers we are catching has diminished significantly as it does every year. I hope you manage to get the local population under control, Good luck 🙂

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      The trouble is we now seem to have driven them underground. I see very few out in the open. Our catches are going down. But what I do see are tunnels, undermining my plants!

  11. wherefivevalleysmeet July 26, 2014 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    I sympathise with you Jessica – I feel exactly the same about the Red Lily Beetle – the only solution to save my beautiful lilies is to squash them flat – they are such little beauties but their orange grubs which cover themselves in slimy black dung are yuck!

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      I haven’t grown many lilies here yet.. the ones I tried the mice ate the bulbs!!! But I did have several in the last house and got quite hardened to squishing the beetles, pretty they are but very destructive.

  12. Christina July 26, 2014 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    We all reach breaking point at some time. Our time came when the woodpecker caused about €200 damage to the shutters on the house. We haven’t actually killed it but a net has been purchased and will be used if he returns this autumn! That was a lot of mice to catch in such a short time

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      I hope for the woodpecker’s sake he chooses not to return. Catching it will be interesting, if they are anything like the Great Spotted they are very sensitive to movement and extremely manoeuvrable.

  13. rachel July 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Don’t think you really meant the “or me” bit, did you!

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      It’s getting desperate Rachel. Everything new I plant now seems to be vulnerable. Certainly it’s either the mice or me as a gardener. If The Gardener has any tips they would be more than welcome.

  14. Regena Fickes July 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    You have gone above and beyond. Nature may be beautiful, but it does allow only the strong to survive. Be strong. You have done the only thing possible.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm - Reply

      Hi Regena and welcome to rusty duck.
      As an animal lover I do feel guilty, but there does need to be a balance. It’s not just the ornamentals, they are destroying the vegetable garden as well. And I too have a right to eat. Thank you for your support!

  15. Jo July 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Living in harmony, if only. I’m afraid wildlife doesn’t play by the rules and then we have to take drastic action. I think you’ve given them all the chances they deserve, now it’s war.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      Mice are clever. I’m quite convinced that when we humans render ourselves extinct through our own stupidity it will be the mice who will evolve and take over the world. In the meantime they can keep off my veggies!

  16. Antoinette July 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Interesting — we have a number of ‘ordinary’ campanulas and they thrive away and self seed. They produce a white-ish milk when cut which I always thought was, if not poisonous then at least unpleasant to rodents et al.
    I’m surprised yours have been ravaged by mice. We have plenty of mice and voles as Shadow our cat can attest to — he likes to catch his starters, afters and 2nd b’fasts etc all with salad [whilst still enjoying his ‘Felix’] but have never such an attack on campanulas.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Well I can only hope that whoever performed the dastardly deed on my campanula now has an upset stomach.

      • Antoinette July 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm - Reply

        Thinking about it a bit more my chief suspect would be a bunny…..

        • Jessica July 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm - Reply

          The thing is, it would have had to find its way on to the terraces, four feet above ground level, and then hop all the way to the end to get to the Campanula. Nothing else has been disturbed or nibbled en route. The mice on the other hand are there already, living in the drainage pipes between the levels.

  17. elaine July 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Oh that poor plant – and poor you – that is a lot of meeces. We have had the doors wide open all summer and yesterday as I was sweeping indoors I found what looked suspiciously like mouse droppings – ooer.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Ooer indeed.
      The blackboard photo is already out of date. It’s now 24.

  18. Sue. July 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Looks like rabbit to me. Have you tried Grazers? I had a new clematis devoured by rabbit, accused my husband of breaking it. That didn’t go down to well.
    Very hot in North Yorkshire badly need rain.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 10:10 pm - Reply

      I am hoping today is the last of the hot weather down here.. tomorrow is supposed to be 6 deg cooler, much more conducive to gardening.
      I’m not sure it’s a rabbit. To chew off the top flowers something would have had to be light enough to climb the metal supports. There is a rabbit in the garden, but it generally keeps to the boundary. It would be quite difficult for it to get to where the campanula is, but unfortunately I did plant it in prime mice territory. They live in the terraces’ drainage network.

  19. Alain July 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    You do have a lot of mice. Here it is chipmunks. They are very cute but when you realize they eat baby birds, are very fond of bulbs and one of their hobbies is cutting off peony buds for fun, they do not look attractive anymore. We have milk snakes which are fond of them but they cannot keep up we have to interfere.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      We’re surrounded by woods, that’s the problem. There are probably thousands of mice within a small radius. For each one we successfully remove they’ll be another dozen waiting to fill the gap. The owls are doing their best but they can’t keep up either. I wonder if there are snakes.. adders certainly take mice but I’d prefer not to have those, as they are venomous.

  20. Isabelle July 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    I’m on your side, Jessica – no doubt about it. Good luck getting rid of the little blighters.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks! It will a constant battle I suspect.

  21. Anna July 26, 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Oh no Jessica what a crying shame 🙁 Perhaps bunnies as Sue suggested. Whatever though you have to draw the line at some point and there must be a plentiful supply of other snacks at hand for whatever creature it was that feasted on your lovely new campanula. Maybe this drastic belated Chelsea chop might encourage further blooms if the weather stays good for the next couple of months or so.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 10:25 pm - Reply

      I’ve left it in the ground for just that reason. There’s a couple of flower buds that look like they might grow back, no foliage yet though.

  22. Chloris July 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Oh dear, heart breaking. But I didn’ t think it was slugs. They eat everything else here but are not interested in campanulas.
    A wildlife sanctuary is all very well but there is quite a lot of wildlife we could do without: rabbits, rats, mice, squirrels, slugs, snails, cabbage white butterflies, pheasants, vine weevils, lily beetles and my current enemy number one; asparus beetle. To name but a few.
    Catching rabbits and mice in humane traps and taking them a few miles down the road doesn’ t work, they come back. Throwing snails over the wall into next door’ s garden doesn’ t work either. So I’ m told. Not that I would do such an awful thing.

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 10:33 pm - Reply

      I’ve lost one Campanula to slugs so I wouldn’t put it past them. The wildlife sanctuary was a naive dream. Just about everything that lives in the wood has made inroads into my plantings in one shape or form. Don’t forget deer.. I always thought it would be wonderful to have a deer on the lawn. Ha!

  23. Vera July 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Ah, the ongoing war between ‘them’ and us! You have done your best to be nice, and I do not blame you for going into battle with those little creatures!

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 10:37 pm - Reply

      Thanks Vera. Needs must.
      I remember you doing the same with your mice, I hope you won.

  24. Jacqueline July 26, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Jessica,
    Well, we don’t suffer like you on the mouse front but, when gardening the other day, a little field mouse was out and about in the daytime and, I put down a little poison and watched him eat some and felt really bad and now rue the day that I did it !!!! He was so sweet and wasn’t really doing any harm…. do you think I will be forgiven ? XXXX

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      They are so sweet, the trouble is if you have one (well, two!) soon there might be a lot more. I would try to avoid poison though, the mouse will find somewhere quiet when it starts to feel ill and that might be somewhere inaccessible. The smell is not very nice.

  25. islandthreads July 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Jessica I sympathise completely, Pauline’s tawny owl sounds good, maybe Mike could make a Tawny owl box to encourage one into your garden, I’m with you on the no cat too, I love cats and always thought I would get another but when I moved here with so many birds ground nesting due to the lack of trees, I couldn’t get a cat, 23 is a lot of mice, do you know if they are the same ones you hear overhead,
    on another note I like your plant supports, did you make them, Frances

    • Jessica July 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      24 now!
      That’s a thought… actually I haven’t heard any scuttling up above in the last day or so..
      The plant supports are lovely aren’t they but no, they’re bought. I can give you the link if you’re interested.

      • islandthreads July 27, 2014 at 12:59 pm - Reply

        yes please Jessica, I don’t mind if you e mail me, or leave it here,

        I hope they are the same mice and are gone!! Frances

        • Jessica July 27, 2014 at 10:01 pm - Reply

          I have emailed you Frances.

  26. Mark and Gaz July 26, 2014 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Sometimes you have to do what you have to protect your precious plants.

    • Jessica July 27, 2014 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      It looks like if I can get something established, beyond the tasty young foliage stage I might be OK. Things that have been here a while seem to escape attention, even in Spring. Which is why I’m thinking it’s newly disturbed earth that attracts the mice.

  27. Ali July 27, 2014 at 9:38 am - Reply

    I am just goggle eyed at the tally chart!!!!! Mouse wars. Love it.

    • Jessica July 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      25 now..

  28. snowbird July 27, 2014 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Hopefully they’ll understand you mean business and move on.xxx

    • Jessica July 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      I hope so. What do you do at the rescue? There must be loads of mice there with all the feed you must store.

  29. Caroline Taylor July 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Oh no! Hopefully they’ll get the message and scurry off somewhere else.

    • Jessica July 27, 2014 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      I think we’ll always have them unfortunately. Wherever I go in the garden I hear rustling. There must be hundreds of them and they multiply very quickly!

  30. rachel July 27, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    The Gardener is with you entirely – he says that the Little Nipper, if set properly, is fast and final, and it certainly looks like you have the knack of setting it! But he did ask if you were sure it wasn’t rabbits too?

    • Jessica July 27, 2014 at 10:14 pm - Reply

      The rabbit theory is gaining ground. But how would it have got to the top of the supports to nibble the flowers off there?
      I really must get one of those wildlife field cameras. There may be all sorts of things roaming the garden at night that I just don’t know about.

  31. CherryPie July 28, 2014 at 12:47 am - Reply

    I do wonder if it is mices. Some of plants have been reduced in the same way and we do not have mice… i suspected slugs or birds… I have seen neither in action!

    • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Mice can be very good at hiding.. look for small holes, just over an inch wide, in the soil.

  32. Linda from Each Little World July 28, 2014 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Expensive new shrub, half gone the first week. Monster bunnies. I am not amused. Just need to determine the best option for solving this problem.

    • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 9:55 am - Reply

      It’s so frustrating isn’t it. Many would say rabbit pie, but as an aspiring vegetarian I couldn’t possibly comment.

  33. Em July 28, 2014 at 9:27 am - Reply

    I agree…..CAT or terrier?

    • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 9:57 am - Reply

      How about a life-size model, plonked in the middle of the terraces, like some people have plastic herons? OK, maybe not.

  34. Pats. July 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Rabbits with ladders?!!? We have those.

    • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      Maybe the deer gave them a leg-up?

  35. Paul Clancy July 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Ah, poor Mickeys. I do feel your pain, what blighters. They think that you are being terribly kind, leaving the yummy treats in the garden just for them. There must be a bigger food source than he campanulas that they are going for somewhere.
    What about a cat? No cats, OK what about a Jack Russell or is that for rats?:)

    • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 10:18 pm - Reply

      Part of the problem, the bigger food source, is the bird table. But I love watching the birds! Why is nature so very difficult.

  36. frayed at the edge July 28, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Sometimes, a girl has to do etc ………. Remember that Malcolm’s dad swore by liquorice allsorts for bait!

    • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Bird seed does the job as well.

  37. Madelief July 28, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    So sorry about your campanula! I know how frustrating it can be when something like this happens. I agree with Sol. Are you sure having a cat is not the best method? If the mice know a cat is around, they may move to another garden.

    Madelief x

    • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 10:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Madelief. It’s always the nicest plants that go. If the mice ate all my weeds instead they could happily stay!
      There are times when I’ve been very tempted to get a cat, heaven knows one is constantly bombarded with cute kitty pictures on blogs. But for the moment it’s not really practical to have any animal. Sadly.

  38. Sarah July 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Get a cat although if it’s anything like ours you will occasionally end up with some live mice in the house! Sarah x

    • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm - Reply

      That is my fear!

  39. Suzanne July 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    It’s your last resort. No one can say otherwise. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
    I have a similar problem on two jobs. Meadow voles. They attack and eat from the roots up. One day you’ll look and see a wilted plant. So you step in the bed to investigate. You pull on a stem and the whole plant comes out, no roots at all. Nasty buggers.
    One place has a dog so they don’t want any kind of trap. I say get a smarter dog. The other place I can’t use anything because we might catch a chipmunk or bird. There’s a nearby nest of hawks. Hoping that works.

    • Jessica July 28, 2014 at 10:51 pm - Reply

      If you step on the bed in the wrong place here your foot sinks six inches!
      I have some sympathy with the lady (I assume) worried about birds. After two days of using the traps I woke up in the night with a horrible vision of the pheasant walking around with a mouse trap clamped round his beak. I hate using them, I really do. But a cat would go after birds too..

  40. Linda July 29, 2014 at 2:23 am - Reply

    keep us posted…..darn meeces!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

    • Jessica July 29, 2014 at 9:37 am - Reply

      Darn meeces is right!

  41. Simone July 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I feel your frustration Jessica. This was to be a year of flowers in my garden but virtually everything has been destroyed by slugs, snails and caterpillars. x

    • Jessica July 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      It was the mild winter I think. The pest population is larger than ever! I have already given up growing hostas, there will be other things I’m sure. It’s just not worth the hassle and the cost when they always get eaten.

  42. Penny July 29, 2014 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Oh shame – I have a soft spot for field mice if that’s what they are ? I have cats & they kill rats which I’m OK with even though they are quite sweet looking field rats !

    • Jessica July 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      I know, I hate it. But we are (were) overrun. I am hoping that trapping the mice will eventually drive them away, the same deterrent effect as having a cat but without the responsibility! Perhaps now that we have fewer the owls will be able to keep the numbers down.

  43. Jayne July 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    You have my sympathies, and much empathy. Mice are a major problem here because, like you, we have tried to achieve a healthy and balanced environment where everything gets a chance.

    And like you, This Year It’s War. I have also spent hours driving ‘live catch traps’ to a nearby nature reserve but the numbers never seemed to drop. This year the smelly little rodents moved into the strawberry patch and they can do just as much damage to lush, ripe berries as they have done to your beautiful campanula. I gave up counting the bodies after the first dozen ….

    PS: is that campanula ‘Elizabeth’. If so, I can let you have more, it multiplies in the Cottage Garden nearly as fast as the mice.

    • Jessica July 29, 2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      It is getting beyond a joke. There was one in the greenhouse today, stealing tomatoes, didn’t see me watering said tomatoes and ended up 2 feet from my face. It sat there just watching me, cool as a cucumber.. and they like those too 🙁
      I’m hoping the campanula will grow back, not dug it up yet, we shall see. Thank you very much for the offer!

  44. casa mariposa July 30, 2014 at 3:57 am - Reply

    Mice don’t bother my garden so they are left alone outside to deal with cats and hawks. But when they invaded our basement (cellar) a few years ago, we killed over 24. Once they enter my house, all deals are off and they’re gonna get squished.

    • Jessica July 30, 2014 at 8:35 am - Reply

      It’s always in the back of my mind that with the number of mice around here they will get into the house. Hopefully if they’re wood mice they won’t be interested. But we had to chase a mouse out of the kitchen one day, and they are certainly in the attic. Slippery slope.

  45. Denise July 30, 2014 at 9:25 am - Reply

    OH NO Jessica! A lovely plant like that too. So it’s little time with you wasn’t in vain use the photograph to make some nice greeting cards – it’s so easy now with many on-line places offering to do it for you.

    • Jessica July 30, 2014 at 10:24 pm - Reply

      They always go for the best plants!!
      It’s a good idea to keep the picture, I hadn’t thought of using them as cards. Thanks Denise!

  46. young at heart July 30, 2014 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Yikes…….what is it with mice? First time I saw one up close was in my apartment in NY and I (quite a tall person) jumped on the sofa screaming at the (teeny-tiny) mouse in the manner of a Tom & Jerry cartoon!!

    • Jessica July 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm - Reply

      I have got used to the mice. Of necessity. Now if it were rats..

  47. Jeneane July 31, 2014 at 11:53 am - Reply

    You can use the mice for fertiliser – the gardener’s revenge.

    • Jessica July 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      🙂
      Hi Jeneane, great to hear from you, I hope you’re well.

  48. Annie August 2, 2014 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    I’m afraid I’d have used the traps from the get go … take out the breeders and see off the little bleeders, as my Grandad used to say. But he would only have acted if they were decimating crops he intended to eat, he was happy if they ate his flowers as that meant they weren’t eating his veg.

    • Jessica August 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      It does get personal when it comes to veg. Our food or theirs. I’d even be happy to grow a few more of everything and share but no, they want the lot. We are winning though, 27 now and so far no further signs of damage. I’m almost dreaming drifts of spring bulbs.. almost.

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