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Church Cottage - an open garden


By suee


O.k … It’s only April – the garden doesn’t open until the end of May – plenty of time – isn’t it ? Everything still looks so “brown” … And we have bunnies and pheasant convinced that the Garden is the wildlife equivalent to Mc . Donald’s … They nibble all the fresh growth and shoots … And I am morally divided between the " I love wildlife" and “You are not going to destroy my plants/babies” …."

Yes I like bunnies – can’t help t … And I love my garden … What’s a girl to do … ( o.k I am 60 in May … Not really a girl ). … ( I do know .. I’m not stupid ) … Even though I can’t work out how to add photos to the blog …. ?!?!

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Hello Suee - yes I agree it is a neverending battle keeping on top of the wildlife in the garden - some friendly in my case the blackbirds ( I feed them sultanas ) and then they scratch my pots out or nibble the petals on my primroses - we don't get rabbits - only sometimes down the allotment and of course moles they are real trouble makers - but I would not hurt any of them - best wishes for your open day - Jane

16 Apr, 2016


We too have rabbits which nibble things! I even went to the expense of buying netting to put along the base of the old Leylandii hedge/trees to stop them coming through. At least 60 ft each side and it really needs to be dug in, trying doing that at the base of a tree! Then where do you stop, they would just go further down and walk round it? Needless to say it hasn't been done yet!
Best of luck with the photo's, would love to see some and best of luck with the Open day, I am sure everything will spring into action soon.
We have pheasants which roost in the trees, but go off to the Farmer's fields to feast!

18 Apr, 2016

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