The vegetable garden is under attack with pigeons eating their way through the emerging crops. I've got a motley arrangement of defences in place, but today, whilst the rain kept me inside, I've been looking online at crop cages.
The chard is starting to outgrow the confined space provided by the old secondary glazing panels and it all looks so ugly.
The pigeons found a small hole in my netting and almost demolished the young broccoli plants. They've nibbled away at the sprout leaves. Some vegetables they don't, thankfully, seem to like, the leeks and early peas are untouched.
We are enjoying the first of this season's offerings, "Rocket' potatoes, asparagus and peas.
There is so much rain that everything looks incredibly green.
The walnut tree is the last one to come into leaf. It's a huge specimen now and we are discussing how to treat it come the winter. Do we remove the lower branches to bring more light into the garden or crown the top? Perhaps we need to do both! It crops wonderfully (and the squirrels carry off quantities of nuts!) Any advice would be welcome.