I expected the roe deer to be a nuisance in the garden in wintertime when food was short in the wild but our local population appear to have become domesticated and are regular visitors to our garden even now in mid-summer. They have trimmed our young Braeburn apple and Damson trees already and appear to be working towards our new – Pear – Plum – Cherry and Bramley’s.
Now with the wet season here any thoughts that our redundant snake-like water hose lurking in the shrubbery would give them food for thought has joined the pile of wishful thinking.
I should have left the orange glow Daleks around them – they may have been unsightly but they worked a treat while they were there.
The Tenderstem Broccoli patch barely slowed the roe deer down – it was gone in a night – decimated.
They have yet to show a taste for gooseberries but I have it on good authority that the birds are watching these fellas and unless I net them they will be nabbed by our feathered friends as soon as they ripen —
They may be sweet and tastybut these few brave berries won’t go far – so it’s just as well we planted some spuds.
They are growing great guns with the Marris Bard in the forefront —
The King Edwards aren’t far behind and we still have drills of Kerr’s Pinks plus another three potato varieties showing good growth —
The deer will need to be hungry before they make a dent in these fellas and unless someone introduces wild boar to the island —
we should be eating tatties from our own garden till Christmas at least 🙂