On Saturday morning we came back from a trip to a local garden centre with some compost for potting up tomato seeds ready for the greenhouse and also some small spring plants. Blue crocus to go with the white ones already growing in the garden and some of those small iris plants. On Sunday morning they were planted and I was looking forward to seeing their brilliant blue next to the white.
This morning whilst we were drinking coffee at the table near the window of the conservatory watching the birds, in particular two robins who appear to be starting to build a nest in one of the shrubs, the plants were still there. When we went back to the table for lunch we saw that the blue crocus plants had been completely destroyed and the blue iris plants dug out of the ground but left untouched.
All the bulbs had been chopped off or should I say chomped off!
Obviously the iris bulbs aren't as tasty as the crocus bulbs.
What a mess. It looked as it the culprit had placed the bulbs on the bricks, eaten them and thrown the stems back on the garden.
You can just see those little teeth marks at the end of the stems.
Of course we suspect this little fellow or one of his friends. I've just been looking at a few gardening forums and it appears that squirrels love both crocus and tulip bulbs. So I've learnt something new today. He left the white crocus though perhaps he didn't recognise their colour?