Before we could get everything protected, the deer returned and stripped most of the leaves from the blackcurrant bushes. At least now everything is protected.
We had an unwanted visitor last night which had its way with some of our new apple trees. For some reason it didn’t touch the old apple tree which had rather more leaf and blossom to give – maybe because that tree is much nearer the house.
Fortunately, some of the trees aren’t yet in leaf, so there wasn’t anything to damage, and the deer doesn’t seem to like our whitebeam or damson trees.
It will be a while before we get the back garden fully fenced off, so looks like we will have to get them protected with chicken wire.
This could be problematic when we get around to planting things…