A bit over a week ago, I finished and planted out our small green roof, placed over the end of the chicken run.
This weekend just passed, I went out to check how it was going … to discover that a possum had eaten a fair bit of the green roof.
The tough plants, such as the lomandra, dianella and thicker ferms were OK. The ground covers, including the native violet, had suffered hugely. As had the more delicate ferns.
This isn’t a new problem for us, and some of our young trees are surrounded by wire mesh, to protect them from a hungry local possum.
In the short term, I’ve protected the plants with wire. In the longer term, I may have to switch to tougher, less tasty plants.
Ah, the perils of living systems!