Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:57
Thank you for your comments. I have tried creating a run for them but apart from my lawn that they dug holes in I could only put it on my patio and I can't imagine that would be very pleasant for them. Although creating a run and putting mesh down on the grass is a good idea actually. I might have to try that in summer. In winter I don't really bother because all the plants die back and the shrubs lose their leaves but it's spring/summer when they become a problem when all my perennials are destroyed before they can even grow as they eat the new growth. I would feel bad having them in a run really as for the 6 and a half years I have had them, they have always had the run of the garden but think it's about time I put my foot down! After all it's my garden, not theirs! Cheers for the idea.