Curse pigeons

Winter is well and truly with us.  We had snow in November for goodness sake.  I don’t have many dealings with the garden these days as it’s dark when I go to work and dark when I come home.

But one thing that has come to our attention is that pigeons are a complete nuisance.  It turns out they don’t live on old chips and fried chicken out here in the suburbs, but on tasty greens, like the ones we were growing.

We were under the impression that we were under the slug unslaught of the century, until my mum identified the pigeons as our nemesis.  With the snow coming hard on the heels of their destruction, it seems unlikely our winter crop will survive.  Here’s an example of what they’ve done:

Pigeon-pecked kale

It’s small consolation that the frost makes things look lovely:

On the other hand, in an attempt to combat the pigeons we seem to be moving further away from the ornamental vegetable garden we’d planned:

Vegetable bed with netting protection

Not a very pretty sight, but we’re learning.

About charlesbodsworth

I'm a dad of two, web content professional, occasional triathlete and blog about maintaining websites and, more personally, about my growing children and garden.
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