Sunday, 27 April 2014

Cat deterent

The cats round here are a pain in the arse, no sooner have I prepared an area for sowing or planting and they start using it as a toilet. I read somewhere that cats don't like snakes so I thought I'd set up a few decoys.

Bits of hosepipe seem to seem to work OK:

So do toy snakes, these even glow in the dark:

It could be a fluke but so far so good. 

More spring flowers for bees and butterflies

All in flower this month on the allotment and in my garden:






 Wild wallflower

 Red campion

 Sweet William "Messenger"


 Tree bumblebee on bluebell

 Speckled wood sunning on raspberry leaf

 Dusky cranesbill

 Jacob's ladder


Welsh poppy