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By Katie22

Northumberland, United Kingdom Gb

In our greenhouse we have several strawberry plants in pots and the fruit is mysteriously being severed from the plant stem and the strawberries are being lined up neatly behind the pots or in little neat groups. Some have been nibbled only slightly. We found a frog sitting amongst the fruit and then another smaller frog joined it. We're baffled as we didn't think frogs ate fruit and can't work out how they managed to get as high up the plant and have the strength to get the fruit off the stem then move the fallen fruit behind the pots. Do you think we've got fairies?!!



Not fairies but mice - little monkeys store food for later.

19 Jun, 2012


Agree mice you may need to set traps.

19 Jun, 2012


In our household the strawberries mysteriously vanish from the planters in the greenhouse, but there is no trace left, not even a leaf.
However, my wife is often seen with a self-satisfied smile on her face and an expression of contentment!

Any suggestions for suitable traps, Moon grower?

19 Jun, 2012


Oh dear Bertie I could be in trouble on this but perhaps some chocolate?

19 Jun, 2012


Thanks for all the useful and humorous replies!

19 Jun, 2012


Hope you can manage to deter the mice and enjoy the strawberries Katie.

19 Jun, 2012

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