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in The potting shed
Ok, this might be me but do you have a favourite pest? You know that eat your garden or cause damage, but you just cannot help but like them. My 'loveable rogue' is the Scarlett Lily Beetle. They are such a lovely bright red.
I also found the other day the most humungous slug, it must have been two inches long. It's markings were the cross between mackerel and a tabby cat. It's most likely inside a blackbird now has I put it in the middle of the grass. Not loveable just fascinating.
The voles that dig tunnels under every flower bed causing the plants' roots to dry out, eat every strawberry (leaving a neat little pile of pips) - I just look at their cute little furry faces and little blackberry eyes and forgive them everything.
My 3 sons! LOL
Have a grudging admiration for the deer, that neatly munch everything in sight
My fav pest is ME. I am the most clumsy person with my size 11 feet. If I'm thinning carrots you can be sure I will flatten a few onions in the next row. If I'm watering the garden I will damage a plant in my impatience to drag the hose. I will jump over something in my veg patch and land on a lettuce. Yep, ME
We don't have a lot of snails in this garden, but those we do have are mainly the lovely banded ones, that look like mint humbugs, they're so pretty
We also have large red slugs Arion rufus who mate on our lawn on damp summer mornings - they are impressive, and as they eat the keel slugs and little grey ones that do most of the damage in the garden, I leave them alone.
OMG Dove, what are you trying to do to me, urgghhhh haven't even read what you've written. Had to move the page up quickly Glad I wasn't eating birthday cake at the time
Anyway, my favourite pest (wait for the moans!!) is squirrels, they are just so cute and cheeky and I love the way they tease the dogs by running along the back fence