Work on the living fence has been going well, and we’ve not seen any recent evidence of rabbits on the plot. However, when I arrived today two very cute muntjac deer bounded away down our snicket. I stood for a while and contemplated their beauty as they disappeared amongst the treeline. And then I checked our plot.
The other day I started digging the last of the Jerusalem artichokes, but paused when I hit a red ant nest to give the ants a chance to disperse. Stupidly, I left the artichokes already dug on the side of the plot, and when I arrived this afternoon they had gone.
And remember the herbs L give me two days ago?
They now look like this:
Right beside them was some little telltale footprints.
Blinkin’ deer! I don’t think they’re so cute anymore! We’re going to have to modify our fence that runs alongside the snicket. We’re considering adding a line or two of wire to give it extra height, but we’re also going to have to do something about the gate. I’m not sure what yet. It’s currently a pallet with hinges and I’m rather fond of it, but I think the deer can jump it.
I didn’t stop long at the plot today, but I did get a couple of jobs done. I’ve sown sweet peas (Best of British and Old Spice Mixed (grandiflora). The Old Spice had a sow by date of 2017, but I figured they’re not too far out and deserved a punt. It was nice to get the cold frame into service.
I also finished painting the shed floor.
We still need shelving and benches, but we’ll concentrate on guttering and getting a water butt connected first.