We’ve had sun, frost and rain but no snow. The temperature has touched the high teens and plumbed the below zeros. There’s a lot of green and brown, and white but little colour yet.
The lawn has had a last cut, before the mower goes in for its annual service and the beds prepped for the upcoming cold snaps.
Some work has begun on restyling the two beds at the end of the lawn. One has had a small wooden fence to corral Vicky in her summer peregrinations which I’ve removed. We are looking at rehoming her in a local tortoise sanctuary when she emerges from hibernation as the growth in fox numbers has seen her attacked. She’s safe while we are around to right her if they tip her and occasionally minister to any cuts where they’ve managed to get past her shell but she’s old and we don’t think this exposure is fair, especially as we take no steps to discourage the foxes. Mitcham zoo, on Mitcham Common has a home for reptiles and they seem an ideal match. If we go ahead then the remodelling will not require the wooden fence. So a decision is needed soon. The foxes, as well as Dog are still around of course.
Oh yes, Dog…