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Squirrels are nuking our tiny lawn!

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greenlawn Mon 22-Sep-08 11:09:51

At least I think that's what is happening. We have a small area of lawn, only laid 4 or 5 months ago - looked after it as the gardeners instructed - but the last month or so quite deep holes/bare patches have appeared in it. A couple of times we've noticed squirrels digging merrily away at it.

Anything we can do??

BlingLovin Mon 22-Sep-08 11:17:19

Can't help on your lawn issue but can sympathise with your squirrel issue - they've been devouring my basil. Completely. They left one plant behind though until yesterday ... I looked outside and there was the blatant little bugger practically hugging the plant to himself while he had a little snack!!!

Cute they may be, but man they're a menace in the garden.

rubyloopy Mon 22-Sep-08 11:46:12

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OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 22-Sep-08 11:49:42

I thought that it was really cute that we were getting them in our front garden a few weeks ago - not had them before.

Then I went to pick our hazel nuts.

They had left one nut. That was it - one nut. Didnt exactly go far between the three of us.

greenlawn Mon 22-Sep-08 16:20:30

Thanks for the advice, at least we aren't the only ones! They're so brazen, they literally hop off the neighbours walnut tree, paws full, and then have a good old excavation of our lawn ... and we were so proud to have a patch of lawn at last!!!!! (can you tell from my username?)

PoorOldEnid Mon 22-Sep-08 16:21:30

sounds like badgers rather than squirrels if they are deep holes

greenlawn Mon 22-Sep-08 20:39:50

Wow really? I would be quite proud of a badger in the garden - will have to get the night vision goggles out ...

rubyloopy Tue 23-Sep-08 08:37:34

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greenlawn Tue 23-Sep-08 09:40:49

Oh dear sounds like this is something you've experienced!

rubyloopy Tue 23-Sep-08 09:42:14

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PoorOldEnid Tue 23-Sep-08 10:19:35

badgers are a complete PITA

a paracetamol wrapped in bacon tempts me everytime I look at my garden angry

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