I really should know better than to take anything for granted in the garden. It was only a week or so ago that I was writing about plum blossom and casually basking in the glory of all the other tiny plum buds. But I was so caught up worrying about frost that I forgot another potential problem.
Those cute little bull finches that flock around the dead dock stems, gobbling up the seeds in winter have their beady little eyes set on something different in spring – the flower buds on the plum trees. With a few exceptions – all gone.
Oh @±*?!*!!!! (or words to that effect)