Squirrels and stuff

Squirrels and stuff

Squirrels are an issue in our yard. I don't know if it's just one or a family as they all look the same to me. They're kind of cute but stealing bread out of the trash is one thing,




But not so much when they are digging in my garden and containers. Last year I bought tulip bulbs for the porch containers, hoping to have a burst of early spring color. No such luck. Come spring there was not a single sprout. The squirrrels ate all of them and kept coming back looking for more. This year I've started planting a few here and there and making sure to cover the bulbs with landscaping wire, way under the dirt. In the containers I then planted pansies on top of the bulbs. Hopefully this will deter the little buggars somewhat.



Since I see a little guy poking around in the yard I bought some blood meal. Yesterday I sprinkeled some of it around the garden near my eggplants and on the containers where I'd planted the bulbs. This morning I saw the pesky squirrel on the fence fanning his tail around, I guess trying to re-mark his territory? I've never noticed a squirrel doing that before. How often is it OK to put down the blood meal. I didn't realize it was actually a soil amendment. That being the case I wonder if it is possible to use too much of it? I've spread it with a very sparse hand.

And I don't know what this white flower is. Looks like what I've been pulling up thinking it was weeds all summer long. It probably is *chuckles* but I kinda like the little white flowers and I think that's mum buds peeking out from the side. These were hidden under the forsynthia bush that I pruned. This yard is full of surprises.



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