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