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.