This really is War. After the weeding and pulling and digging in the blackberry brambles, followed by the blocking of the gate in the Kitchen Garden, I thought I had shown the rabbits who was boss. Then they made a midnight raid and ate almost every new Oriental (and a few Asiatic) lily in the garden.
Time to get the fox urine pellets and an air rifle. Let the War of the Lilies begin!
|The 'Scheherazade' lilies I was so excited about. This would have been the first year they bloomed.|
|One managed to survive. Hopefully he is too tall to be chewed to the ground.|
|In the White Garden they waited until the buds were open and then ate the flowers. There was one single bud on one single stalk when I was over on Wednesday.|
|My 'Casablanca' and 'Muscadet' lilies...gone.|
|I can't even look anymore.|
|The 'Blackout' Asiatic lilies have survived and are quite lovely (though the heat is making them fade fast).|