I took a week of vacation last week away from home and the garden. I was a bit worried what would happen if my garden was left by itself at the peak of the season. The weather turned out to be windy and wet (and so did my vacation 🙁 ), and below is a
I’m impressed with my new scarecrow made out of old CD-ROM’s so I thought I wanted to show it to you in live action: [media id=14 width=400 height=320] Now it’s only the slugs that are eating away, but fortunately there are solutions for that: Crushed egg shells around the edges of the bed Copper tape
Last year my strawberries were protected by a chicken wire mesh but as I’m scaling up my garden in size it’s not practical to use that kind of protection against birds. The best thing would probably be a large plastic netting that could easily be spread out over the strawberries and easily be removed again.
Photo by Squeezyboy. Birds normally take cover during rain but not the blackbird. It’s running around out there in the garden getting wet, but it pays. A lot of earthworms are crawling to the surface as fast as they can, just to get eaten. Sad story. For the earthworm at least. But why on earth
Birds like strawberries just as much as we do so some kind of protection is necessary for the fruits to survive. I made a wire mesh cage out of chicken wire with small hatches in the sides and on top. Then it’s possible to stick your hand in and grab some of the strawberries as
Some animals do you a favour when it comes to removing bugs and pests from your garden. Here’s a list of those beneficial animals and how to attract them. If you’re wondering how each one of them is helping you out in the garden take a look at this post on beneficial animals. Birds Photo