The Grey Squirrel population cause occasional damage through the Garden. Bark is stripped from young shoots and bulbs are dug up and eaten. Shoots are cleanly cut with their chisel edge incisor teeth to use in dray formation.
All this pales to insignificance when the devastation in a well budded swath of Pulmonaria angustifolia ‘Munstead Blue’ is seen. The most apt description from one of my colleagues is of an overgrazed pony paddock.
The squirrel sat and gorged on the young shoots and left the plants stripped down to ground level.
It will be interesting to see the regrowth situation as February progresses.