Notice, Petrol Puddle and More Spring Flowers

07 Mar

1   What a lovely way to encourage the customers to do the right thing!

Notice in the cafe

Notice in the cafe

2   After the rain this morning, petrol puddles were left behind on the road – lovely memories of finding these as a child and being so delighted.

Petrol puddle

Petrol puddle

3   The front garden has two parts – one is my purple, white and green Suffragette garden as I have mentioned before. The other is daffodils and other Spring flowers and the lovely Mr S is preparing the ground for a Birch tree which is to be delivered next week.

Crocuses with raindrops

Crocuses with raindrops

Daffodil back with raindrops

Daffodil back with raindrops

The next two photos are not beautiful but I need your help, all you readers who may also be gardeners. I went out to get a photo of the Suffragette garden this afternoon as it was looking so pretty. To my dismay, 30 or more crocuses had been pulled up and scattered, some near their place of planting but some over a meter away. Many were broken off at the corm and many of the corms had been nibbled/ pecked?    Does anyone out there have any idea what happened and how to prevent it happening again? We’ve replanted all those we could but we have lost so many.

Garden attack

Garden attack

Uprooted crocuses

Uprooted crocuses


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17 responses to “Notice, Petrol Puddle and More Spring Flowers

  1. petit4chocolatier

    March 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm


    I love the sign 🙂

  2. djdfr

    March 8, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Crocuses: rodents. You could plant them in baskets, use some kind of fencing.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Yes, thank you, I have put a fence around them now and hope that will help. 🙂

  3. valeriedavies

    March 8, 2013 at 4:25 am

    yes, I thought it might be hungry squirrels too… could you surround your remaining crocuses with nuts for the squirrels instead???

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      That’s a good idea! We’ve caged the flowers and have put out some nuts too. Some thing has to help!
      Thank you for your suggestion 🙂

  4. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    March 8, 2013 at 3:22 am

    It looks like the damage that squirrels do – they like to eat the bulbs. Hopefully the bits that were left behind can be replanted.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 9, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      We’ve replanted those we could and brought in to a jar those we can’t – and we’ve caged the rest in the hope that it is squirrels and they won’t be able to get in! I’ll keep you posted! 🙂

  5. shazzagirl70

    March 8, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Gorgeous photos of your flowers with the raindrops – makes me happy 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      I’m so pleased my photos make you happy. I hope your three days of treatments have been tolerable. Love to you 🙂

  6. Jasline

    March 8, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Beautiful flowers, hope you caught the culprit to your garden attack soon!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Not yet! We have caged in the flowers so if it is squirrels of birds, they will be safe. If it’s small rodents, they’ll still get them.
      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  7. Richard William Posner

    March 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Please forgive me but, as beautiful as the petrol puddle may be, I find it a sad reminder of what we’re doing to Gaia. And to ourselves as a consequence.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Actually, now you point it out, I agree! It was a lovely childhood memory but we now know so much more, don’t we, about how we are hurting our Earth.

      All the best to you 🙂

  8. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 7, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Squirrels are the culprits and sometimes rabbits here in our neck of the woods…Do you have deer??? It’s hard to keep them out …

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      It could well be squirrels. We’re keeping a look out! 🙂

  9. Alastair

    March 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I saw a sign can’t remember if it was online or out somewhere “Please don’t leave your children. Unattended children will be given coffee and a puppy”

    Love those photos.


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