CD bird scarer to protect my vegetables
What a wet and windy weekend!
On Saturday while it was dry I made this CD and beads bird scarer. Using some old scratched CDs and some nice colourful beads I made this string of CDs hoping to that the shiny reflections would keep the birds off my newly emerging seedlings and strawberry plants.
Unfortunately, since the CDs have been in place my regular Blackbird visitor has not been at all phased by the CDs and is pecking away happily at the soil looking for worms! So for anyone considering making a CD bird scarer – I would not advise it. Even our local pigeons are still making regular visits to my garden.
On Saturday I was also busy pricking out my little tomato and herb seedlings raised from seed into pots to be put into my mini greenhouses.
Sadly, the strong winds on Sunday blew the middle greenhouse over ending up in a big mushy mess of little plug plants and new seedlings – I was devastated as I’d spent a lot of time, effort and money on these little plants. I spent a few freezing cold wet hours this morning trying to save all I could. I did save a lot of my plug plants but I lost most of my seedlings that I’d grown from seed.
I did however manage to sow some flower seeds on Saturday – lots of really colour cottage garden flowers. Hopefully the bad weather will calm down enough tomorrow so I can repot my salvaged little plug plants.