So this year, I got organised. I knew what I was going to plant, where I was going to plant it and I readied myself for the inevitable garden pests.
However, there was one pest I did not take in to account. Forget caterpillars, beetles, slugs, snails and greenfly. All of those combined have nothing on the sheer destructive force created by three curious hens. Four great escapes later and the veggie patch is still holding it's own. And I have pictures to prove it.
I found this little guy stuck in the conservatory. I put him on the lavendar and he stayed there for the next three hours.
My new favourite spot in the house
Pumpkins and sunflower
Courgettes, sunflowers and the surviving sweet peas
My one remaining gherkin plant
Tomatoes, sunflowers, pumpkins, courgettes, sweet peas...oh my!
The hens watching me tidy up after their mess making..again
And this here is the patch that got the worst of it. The plants died and now it's all bare so I'm going to fill it with salad leaves. We'll see how long they last!