Monday morning again
After all the rain we have had the garden is looking very lush if a bit battered and at least we have not had to spend our evenings watering. The hens have been trying to take a dust bath but as you can imagine with the ground so wet this has been rather unsuccessful. They just roll about flicking clods of mud over themselves. I told you they were extremely stupid creatures!!!! We are persevering with the putting to bed regimen and they are gradually getting the idea but they are not quick learners. Interestingly these hens do at least have the sense to shelter from the rain the previous lot just sat there getting wet.
Our neighbours are back from France and I wonder how long it will be before they notice that the pigeon problem has been solved. I am not convinced that it is permanently cured but at least for the time being we are pigeon free. We still have wood pigeons in the trees at the far end of the garden and ring necked doves nest building in the rubinia and a family of blackbirds feeding their babies which are in a nest directly over the garage door in the hydrangea petiolaris. I am amazed that they have chosen this spot as I bang the door several times a day to close it as it is swollen with all the rain.
Well that about it lets hope for a dry day today......