OOOOPS…..Posted: March 9, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I set up a little photoshoot for our Mothers Day Plant Labels.
I had found a very cute container made from an old olive oil tin, and thought a couple of pots of colour planted into the container would look lovely- so I trotted off to our local nursery and came home with some very pretty and sweet smelling Alyssum- PERFECT!
Once the photos were done, the container was left on our outdoor table to admire each time we went out into the backyard.
A couple of days and a mini heatwave later the plants were in need of a drink, so I popped the container onto our back deck to water them. Unfortunately, I forgot to put it back onto the table before the chickens were let out for the day…….
It appears that to a hungry chicken or two, an alyssum plant is irresistible.
Who can blame them though…if you have ever brushed an Alyssum plant on a hot day, you would know that the scent is sweet, and reminiscent of honey…..mmmmm, yum!
I’m pleased to report that although cut back almost completely the Alyssum plants are now on their way to recovery (and will probably look better than ever).
Have you ever had a pet (or a person) almost destroy a plant you loved?