The pigeons have really gone to town this year. As soon as I remove the protective fleece in the vegetable garden, they swoop.
Another stunted brussel sprout! Cabbage root fly maggots will have tunneled out the stem base. Perhaps if I earth them up, that will help new roots grow. It seems I need my spade yet again.
Oh no, the dreaded lily beetle. This recent arrival from the South continues its spread north. Handsome beast. Perhaps I should just grit my teeth and spray?
Even if I do spray, the rabbits will probably still get them. This year they have learned that lilies make very tasty rabbit food.
I retire to the conservatory. These jumbo jets have inelegantly landed on our bird table that is parked in the field. Nature did not design them for this. Gentle creatures.