Grower versus wildlife

cabbage white butterflyAll the cabbage white butterflies in Northumberland seem to be in the Go Local Food fields at present. They are being “rescued” from underneath the netting protecting the various brassica crops. No doubt there will be a goodly crowd of caterpillars to follow and be removed. Oh dear.

And blackbirds or bull finches are suspected by Ian the grower of causing damage to the tomatoes as well as the hot weather and Mr Mole. Net curtains on being put on all the doors of the poly tunnels to keep these rascals out. Of course they won’t keep Mr Mole out from the nice well watered soil where there are probably lots of worms to eat. Ian was quite happy to find a juvenile bull finch in one of the poly tunnels but he may well have changed his mind now.