Just look at this face. Looks pretty cute doesn’t he? Well, I am having a little trouble with the chippy as he feels entitled to dig and bury in my flower containers. Case in point!
I was sent some Asiatic Lily bulbs by McFayden Seed. The variety is called Patricia’s Pride and is a bi-coloured lily. I planted them in a container as lily beetles are a problem with all lilies in the Sandbox. I thought I could keep a closer eye on these in a container. As you can see by the photo Chippy the Chipmunk thought that I created a sandbox for him to dig in. He up righted one of the lily bulbs. I put some stone on top of the soil thinking that would deter him from digging.
Chippy was not to be deterred and he kept on digging holes. I was afraid that I was going to loose the second bulb so I came up with another idea.
This is the poor lily today with a wire cage around it. No, Chippy has not stopped digging in the pot but he has not been able to get too close to the bulb. Unfortunately, it does not look that wonderful as a specimen. I hope to see it bloom and I will share with you the flower when it does. In the meanwhile I will keep guard.
Going to be hot hot hot here in the Sandbox. Have a great day.