If you have ever wondered why there are so few roses in Grange-over-Sands the reason is that the deer scoff the lot. Deer love roses and indeed lots of other plants. They roam everywhere, in great numbers. The driver of an open top Mercedes was startled one day when driving through Grange when a roe deer jumped into the passenger seat. When we started this garden ten years ago the first thing we did was put up a deer fence all around the garden and a cattle grid at the entrance gate. Gardening would have been impossible otherwise. Our garden is inhabited by all sorts of other creatures- squirrels, mice, rats, bats, cats galore, and we even have a badger sett and we can co-exist with them all, but not the deer. I often see deer circling the garden looking for a way to get in. There are doors in the deer fence and doors are sometimes left open. This happened today, a deer got in and we spent two hours chasing the blighter out. Here it is, trying to hide behind a pile of logs before making its getaway.