Our pome trees have been struck by coddling moth again and in an effort to save at least some of the fruit, especially the quinces, I put little sokcettes on the fruit. All was going well until I began to find the fruit in the sockettes spread around the garden!
The lovely Elle thinks it is her new game and she picks them off and then plays with them. I'm sure she knows its wrong as well but she just keeps doing it. Maybe next year.
The other creatures that are doing damage in the garden are the current crop of young turkeys. Prior to this I have always thought that Turkeys don't scratch and haven't minded if they came In the garden. These lot come in at every opportunity and they do scratch. They have scratched up a lot of seeds. the problem is they need to be out free ranging but they can then find their way into the garden. Usually by the time I hear them they have done quite a bit of harm. I must say I'm at a loss as what to do with them.