That cat, my Mother used to say, is not worth the fur he's printed on.
She's got a point... We had an agreement. Unrestricted freedom in exchange for a nightly patrol of the garden perimeter. His job is to keep the critters from eating my tulip bulbs.
Dine & Dash:
Near as I can figure I've donated at least 50 bulbs to the wildlife who determined I've got a slacker for a night watchman.
High mountain gardening tips I should have followed:
- Sharp gravel around the bulbs improves drainage and deters critters.
- Cover newly planted bulbs with wire mesh.
- Surround your tulips with daffodils and frittilaria. Critters hate the smell of these bulbs.
- And, I hate to rain on your parade but even if you do all of this and they bloom, your troubles are just beginning. I met a new lady Moose last spring who was utterly thrilled with the tulips that did survive.