Evil Little Weevils

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Jackdaw

Yesterday afternoon our peace was disturbed by a clattering and scratching emanating from the wall behind a radiator in the TV half of the sitting room. We used to hear that in the open fireplace. Until we lit a fire. Clearly the jackdaws were back, building their nest in a now boarded up chimney. Sure enough, one was perching sentinel on a chimney pot this morning.

Violets

Much of the day was spent attending to the garden, throughout which violets are popping up.

My contribution was generally tidying up and cutting the grass.

The Rose Garden is coming along quite well,

Front garden

as is the Front Garden.

 I was close enough to this wasp in the orange shed to be sure that we do have them.

Jackie’s efforts included relining the Waterboy’s pond which had sprung a leak;

Vine weevil

replenishing the soil in pots and hanging baskets, during which she discovered her first clutch of evil little vine weevils;

and poking holes with an aerator into the less healthy looking grass patches.

Hole in fence

While we took drinks in the Rose Garden before dinner, Jackie spotted that the Big Beast has shown us what it thinks of my pathetic round peg in the square hole. It has simply moved along a touch and ripped off a lot more fencing. We really do hope it is not a rat.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s delicious lamb jalfrezi, savoury rice, and vegetable samosas. Jackie, having drunk Hoegaarden earlier, did not join me in my Bergerac 2015. Not that she would have done anyway. It is not her tipple.

49 thoughts on “Evil Little Weevils

  1. I certainly hope it is not a rat too! I know it’s a lot of work for Jackie especially (with your able help of course Derrick) but I do love to see the garden coming back to life. I put the heating on yesterday, that’s the next five months taken care of for me 🙂

  2. Your garden with its bursts of color looks lovely, even with the weevils and possible rat–yikes! It’s been grey and dreary all day here, and we’ve been in the midst of thunderstorms for the past couple of hours.

  3. Is there any damage the Big Beastie is wreaking or is it someone who thinks you’ve encroached on their right-of-way? We have several ‘wildlife highways’ through our yard that we tried unsuccessfully to block. Now we just wave them on their way.

  4. Wow! What a beast! This is rather like a horror story and how big will it become?!
    The weevils are evil.
    Hope you have a lovely week and wish life were a little slower but you all press on wonderfully!! xo

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