Gardening with a rabbit is tricky. I'm so pleased Captain Rupert does not like daffodils so we had a good display. I am slowly introducing plants from the front garden that he will only have a nibble on, sometimes I think a little nibble here and there will do the plants some good.
Oh who is that who has sneaked up on my nearly painted table (also going blue), thats my cabbage seedlings.
The veg patch is out of bounds to Captain Rupert, but he sits by the gate guarding it or maybe waiting for a chance to break in and have a feast of radishes. I have made a little scarecrow (I'm looking out for some little shoes for the scarecrow), and maybe it will remind captain Rupert of Peter Rabbit and his dad, just as a little warning that bunnies should stay out of some parts of the garden.
The veg patch is has been giving us salad leaves, spinach and sprouting broccoli. The broad beans are attracting loads of bees and all my seedling carrots and beetroot are doing well in this hot weather. K has been watching his potatoes and is looking forward to trying the 12 different varieties he planted. Also attracting lots of bees is the really yummy honey made by the beas in the village. I had no idea if I did not wash the plate and spoon up straight away, I would get a more than normall bee visitors looking for their honey!
Mrs Blackbird has made a wonderful nest by the veg patch. She had been sitting on it for ages but has left now and sadly no baby blackbirds. which was sad as I was so looking forward to having baby blackbirds eating all the grubs in the veg patch.
This was another nest rather less hidden than Mrs Blackbirds, but right next door. I'm not sure who built it. Its becoming a prime piece of real estate, in the hedge by the veg patch, which is lovely, I do hope they have some baby birds.
The nice weather has let me get the final coats of blue on the front door. I have planted my sweet peas, on old dried out hazel sticks and we have put up wires for the climbers to break up some of the bricks.
K has started sailing again which is great as I can get more painting and I have loads of making projects that I want to do. Keep an eye out for more Captain Rupert dolls!!
Joanna and Captain Rupert