But Sugar the naughty whitestar had other ideas and decided that the boys sunflowers were far better eating than the lush green grass now flourishing on the lawn.
Drastic measures were called for. An extra layer of chicken wire added to the top of the almost invisible green fencing.
Ha! That did it! A fully chicken free zone! Not quite as picturesque, but effective. Today I finally felt confident enough to sow some radish, spring onion and lettuce seeds in it!
And inside the greenhouse - my fabby raised bed! Tomatoes, chillis, peppers, cucumbers and melons!
And finally a gratuitous shot of my baby cuddling Dad. My smallest boy will be starting school in September and it won't be long before cuddles like this are a thing of the past. What a shame that they have to grow up!