Not sure if this is a gopher or a mole. What do you think? Do you have any experience with control? I’m not into using poison or traps but two mounds showed up in two days! Yikes!
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Saturday March 2nd was the Tacoma Rose Society volunteer pruning demo and rose work day in the garden. This is my new favorite garden, or perhaps I should say, it is my favorite West Coast garden. When we were talking and pruning we came across some common rose problems and I thank my friend Jo for having her camera ready because I did not even bring mine!
Pruning with my new @Corona Comfort Grip Pruners
I do not like sharing my veggies with pests. I have been picking and squishing these worms for a few days now. I am about ready to take out all the plants they like just to get rid of them. This has been my first big challenge of vegetable gardening.
Last fall I evaluated the work of the previous gardener and decided to continue to use the half wine barrels on the rain permeable crushed rock. At first I was not thrilled about all the crushed rock, but after living through winter on a bluff in a maritime climate, I decided it was better than walking in rain puddles! The barrel above was planted with 50 tulips, covered with potting mix then planted with 50 Crocus. The crocus put on a good show but when the tulip foliage started showing I noticed a crow on the rim of the barrel, chewing on tulip foliage and the bud! Then I discovered flash tape. Thankfully. It scares the crows from landing and really does flash on sunny days. I now have flash tape hanging in other areas of the garden.