Yesterday I bought some bedding plants and two perennials for my patio pots. I then slipped on my gardening gloves and found my trusty trowel and I set out to transform my back yard… a little. I began with my blue patio pot and as I pulled some of the weeds out of it, I noticed a swarm of ants. Hmmm. My instincts told me that I probably shouldn’t plant lovely flowers in a pot full of ants so I moved on to my large green patio pot and… same thing. Ants. Lots of ’em. So I replaced the trowel in the shed and then removed my gardening gloves, one finger at a time, and resolved to tackle this problem another day. I went inside and put my feet up and had some tea and biscuits. Actually, I just had biscuits.
Today I continued to look at my tray of bedding plants and perennials and then I watered them so they won’t die in the spring sun.
Progress is slow.
In the meantime, the pigeon couple came back and visited me.
They had a kiss and a cuddle while I pondered my weedy, ant-ridden garden. How does one get rid of ants without pesticides?