Garden work

We’ve bought some more plants for the garden, a hydrangea bush, 2 lavender bushes and a rhubarb stick!

Hubby has been working so hard outside sorting out our onions as there is a huge hole underneath the frame and Ratilda’s relatives may have moved in.
Hubby has put down traps and bait, but nothing has happened or been taken, yet there are signs that rats are present, so he’s not taking any chances.
He’s reduced the height of our onion bed by 50% and moved it, hopefully managing to save around 80% of our crop.
We haven’t got our tomato plants or beans in yet, but with the weather turning cold again, we have no idea where we are on the sowing stakes!

I had been giving him a hand when he noticed the skin on my hands has dried out and cracked, so he wasn’t taking chances on that either as regards rats pee infection (leptospirosis) even though I was wearing gloves, so he’s had to do most of it by himself.
I had a hot bath, cup of tea and supper waiting for him when he called it a day just after 7.15 tonight.

Maggie had her booster jabs in March, so she’s protected as well as she can be. There’s no way she can get to the bait or traps, or the hole under the raised bed frame, but she has been showing some interest in the fence perimeters both sides of the garden.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Garden work

  1. Sadje says:

    These pesky rodents are hard to get rid of.

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