I have always wanted to grow my fruit and vegetables but I have to say it is a little challenging at times. Why, I hear you ask? Because we have to share with the wildlife in Melbourne. The beautiful Rainbow Lorikeets pictured below can be seen eating my neighbour’s apples. You might wonder why they aren’t eating my apples. Well, that is because they have already been eaten by the possums and fruit bats and not one single apple for us humans! I don’t mind sharing but it would be nice to have some fruit. I do still love these cheeky birds though and their chattering calls to each other. They are entertaining to watch too, practising various acrobatics in the trees.
Thank goodness possums, bats, and various birds appear to not like my lemons and grape fruits. My biggest disaster has been my tomatoes this year. They have been eaten by rats (which I find very creepy, I think it’s the tail)…. We seem to have a large number of rats climbing over the fence to visit, I think they are attracted to the next door neighbours chicken feed. Ruby my dog is very diligent about chasing them away but they visit when she is sleeping. Eeek, eeek, eeek!