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Rescuing the lavender bush

The hollow in the lavender bush

The lavender bush in question has sprawled and developed a gap  in the centre down which you can see the branches, a bit like the crown of someone with thick hair who’s started to go bald.

Quite often a big green lizard (of the sort we jokingly call Komodo Dragons) lurks in the heart of the lavender bush, hidden to view but making the occasional rustling sound.

This rustling works the dogs up into a frenzy. Joules will spend ages with his nose stuck in the bush and his tail wagging and wacking whatever plant is behind him. Taylor tries to dive underneath.

Kepler has a more athletic approach. He leaps into the air and descends on the bush, paws outstretched, like a flying squirrel. From there he ploughs his way back out, parting the bush as he goes and spoiling its shape still further.

This evening I deployed a few tubs of plants to prop up the lavender fronds and pinch the hole closed as best I can. I hope it will at least keep Kepler from crash landing there any more.

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  1. March 28, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    The amusement sounds almost worth any damage caused. Love lizards more than snakes

    • Damaris
      March 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      I agree with you on both counts.

  1. April 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

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