22 April 2008

the cruelty of nature

I've been fighting gophers since moving in. these voracious rodents eat bulb & root & tuber. every means to conquor them has been unsuccessful.

their latest damage has been the most painful to me. I grew a Spanish Broom from seed. it's one of my prize plantings. here is how it lookd in bloom 3 years ago:

when I saw that it wasn't greening I inspectd & the entire bush was leaning over. there was a gopher hole next to its base. those fricking rodents ate the roots. I nearly wept digging it up.

1 comment:

Tom Beckett said...

As research for gopher offensives you should watch Caddyshack.