What awful weather the country has been having- we occasionally get a day with sun, and don't the bulbs and new Spring growth look great then? But today the weather is most un-Springy again and we have heavy snow in the north and floods in the south west. Here in London it is dry (at the moment) but rather dull and cold. I've been hardening off sweet peas, peas and broad beans, but how long will it be before we can plant them out on the allotment without fear of frost and snow?
So, considering the weather, I don't feel too bad that we didn't get Mum's apple tree's pruned till a couple of weeks ago. But how about this for squirrel damage? The orangey colours are where the bark has been stripped.
You can see the tooth marks here!
I don't know the answer: but when Mum and Dad had a cat they never got that sort of damage! I went a bit crazy with the chicken wire, to try to protect the main trunk, but whether it'll work....
Hope the weather isn't too horrible wherever you are today!