Having 4 dogs pottering around the garden does create a challenge in itself. For various reasons, the main ones being:
Odd things grow in Irish Gardens
Ellie, loves to dig, and hide tennis balls. We believe she does this as a – in case of accidents policy. (In other words some kid accidentally enter the garden and they do not have a tennis or football with them.) She buries them in the ground in odd places, hides them in the hawthorne hedge and even carefully places them in the branches of a thick shrub at the far corner of the garden.
Doug; loves to ramble and eat. He will eat, nasturtiums, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, courgette and any fruit. He is currently eyeing up the apple tree.
Brook – energetic greyhound will lie down on any part of the garden or just anywhere.
Bell will eat her way through any tall shrub or plant just to create a short cut.
So all in all I think we are doing ok.
This is the new wildflower area of the garden, seeds and weeds flourish as do ocassional children who decide to be a gardener for a while.
How about you guys and ladies and your gardening exploits during the past few months, any success stories?