I mentioned yesterday about my battle with this guy!
Yep ... he looks innocent.
But behind that cheery red breast beats a heart full of garden destruction.
He challenges me again to the duel.
I hear it in that happy little chirp........... taunting me to plant again!
Now -- I allow and expect some of that ... and I am fine with it. I hold back some extras to fill the holes in later. But this year, he is pissing me off!!!!!
He destroyed the lavender I planted around the patio.
He pulled out numerous snapdragons and dianthus.
And knowing that .... I walk the beds, searching for signs of his warring ways.
This small area was STUFFED with marigolds. I should have replanted last week but it has been dry, and I was hoping for some rain to soak this bed before I planted it ...... again.
Usually, after the plants have been in the ground a couple of weeks, the root systems are strong enough to resist Cock Robin's tugs.
But look what I found today!
If he would only do this on the weeds!!!!
I'll teach him!!!
It is time to pull out the big guns!!!
Chicken wire to the rescue!!!!