seriously, there must be a million of them out there!
all a girl wants to do is plant a dozen assorted daffodils.....
well, it stopped raining, (nothing heavy, just drizzle all day, but it stopped) and the sun came out.
perfect opportunity, right? ground is nice and soft, only a dozen bulbs to go in....(actually 14)
so I went out with my little trowel, a bucket with a bit of blood and bone mixed with a half a cup of dynamic lifter, and saw the ants. hmmm.............what the heck. I'll be real quick. scoop a trench, shake in some fertiliser, drop in the bulbs and cover. along one side of the small brick fence, then I'll step around and do the other edge.
didn't quite work out that way.
I scooped, shook, placed about 5 bulbs and covered them. by then the ants were all over my shoes, socks, pants and heading north.
I swiped off what I could, raced up to the front porch and kicked off my shoes, raced inside and stripped off in the shower. Ants everywhere!
I have one of those hand held shower heads, so I squished and hosed as fast as I could, changed my clothes, put on my rubber boots and grabbed the ant poison.
I went back out and emptied the whole container!
It'll probably rain again overnight, and wash it all away, but hopefully by then enough ants will have taken in the poison and delivered it into the nests. I counted at least a dozen ant holes while shaking out the powder and I'm sure there are more, there will be some inside the fence which is only three bricks high.
Tomorrow I'll go out again and if the ants aren't there I'll put in the rest of the daffodils.
All my other bulbs are going in pots and I'll do that work on my front porch so there'll be no problem, I just need to decide where to place the pots and how many bulbs to put per pot.
Hard, hard day for a mouse
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