Our garden is surrounded by woodland, including the 60 acres of Yewbarrow Wood which forms the northern border. So we are never going to free ourselves of squirrels. The red squirrel died out in these parts about 15 years ago, leaving only the grey. Although the greys are very numerous we don’t seem to be as troubled by them as some people are, probably because they have a large natural woodland habitat. But they do have one very annoying and rather inexplicable habit, which is to dig up our daffodils and plant them elsewhere, usually somewhere totally inappropriate. This picture is of a patch of ornamental grass with a clump of daffodils growing in the middle of it. The daffs weren’t there last year and we only discovered them when we cut down the grasses a few weeks ago. The bulbs have been moved at least 50 yards. Actually, I think its quite an attractive, if unusual, design. The grey squirrels may not be as good looking as the reds, but they sure have a talent for garden design.