Something has been digging in the long planter, as you can see in the left-hand picture below, so on Tuesday I dug the crocus up to store for replanting later in the year.
I added some new compost, put the wire mesh in place, sowed some nasturtium Empress of India seeds then scattered a thin layer of mulch over the top.
However the something is pretty determined as yesterday I found that it had had another go as you can see in the right-hand picture. I tidied it but will wait until it hopefully gives up before sowing more seeds.
I think that a green woodpecker has been pecking at the old log seat, which stands upright in the log pile, searching for ants which it eats. Unlike the something above I don’t mind this. Here’s before and after pictures where you can see what it did.
Lastly wandering round the site I came across this California poppy (eschscholzia californica) on a neighbour’s plot. I sowed some a couple of weeks ago which have just germinated, and are something to look forward to in the summer.
Happy gardening, and have a good weekend!
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