Monday, July 8, 2013

Solitary Confinement, Herbally Speaking!

Yes, you are seeing a net mesh bag over a purple basil.  We had to confine it for its own protection.  Our smallest birds, the sparrows have a pension for clipping the leaves of gray plants, mostly the curry plant or a santolina.  This year it has been the purple basil.  We thought at first they used the clippings to line their nests, but it is just to drive The Herbal Husband nuts!  He always comes to me for a solution.  I say exclusion is the only way to keep them from clipping the leaves.  So far it has worked.  If this is happening to you with another herb, please let me know.

We went to see The Lone Ranger.  Johnny Depp is the movie and a white horse called Silver as well.  He also stole the show. Hope you have had a great day.  Talk to you later.


Anonymous said...

Well I have worked out how to leave comments, I needed Windows!
It is frustrating when the birds pick on a particular plant. I am all for sharing, but sometimes they seem to want it all.

lemonverbenalady said...

Well, hello, dear Tracey! So glad you are blogging again! Yes, sharing is OK, but don't take the entire plant! Thanks for stopping by. xo