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Sunday, 20 May 2012

More chicken defences

I love letting the girls free range, they always look so happy and content BUT..... they are soooo destructive!!!! Over the last few weeks I have had to section off various parts of the garden to stop them wrecking it. Basically the only two parts of the garden not covered in ugly green netting was the pots at the front by the house, the pear tree and sunflower plants. They loved the pots at the front, so much so that my poor salad plants didn't stand a chance so yet more green netting has gone up! I did have some seed trays there too but they didn't really last, between me not protecting them from the weather and the birds using them as stepping stones they didn't stand a chance - what did survive has gone in the ground so we'll see if they come to anything

Its not the prettiest thing in the world but at least we should be able to enjoy some home grown lettuce, raspberries, carrots and strawberries! They have plenty of dust baths, but these ones are OUT OF BOUNDS!!! Not that it will completely stop them, specially when Silver likes to try and fly... try being the operative word though mind!! At least we don't have to watch then every second of the day now, just every other second instead!!

Being nosy!!

Finally got the runner beans, fine beans and a few more onions planted this week also, probably a bit late now but I am getting there slowly!! Some of the surviving seedlings included sprouts and broccoli which are now safely up the back of the garden out of harms way!

How long untill I have to section off the fruit trees and sunflowers......

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