Regular readers will know that we have something that I call a living lid which covers our pond filter chamber.
The lid consists of three shallow trays in which are planted sempervivum and sedum.
Regular readers will also know that since I planted this up each year something devastates it. The prime suspects are the wood pigeons and blackbirds. This year has been no exception.
We have absolutely no idea why this planting is targeted and when we mentioned the problem at the local nursery when we bought replacement plants the guy there said that he had never heard of that happening before. I guess we must just have delinquent birds.
We had already bought some sempervivums and sedums to replant the trays but there seemed no point replanting unless we gave the plants some protection. The issue was that this is the garden and not the allotment and so we didn't want to have something that would be annoying to look at.
The only thing left was to finish off the ends of the wood so it looked more as though it was meant too be there - if you know what I mean, We found some wooden cupboard knobs that seemed to fit the bill and so these were stained and glued to the ends of the wooden 'legs'.
Now it's fingers crossed that this provides an adequate deterrent to the unknown vandal.
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