As I'm writing this, the sun is shining and I can hear neighbours mowing their lawns. It's a curious feeling as, whisper it quietly, but it may indicate that the summer is on the horizon. What with the snowstorms and freezing temperatures we had in April, summer sometimes seemed as likely to happen as a Leicester City Premier League title. But we're living in surprising times and, following Chelsea's late equaliser against Spurs and the rising temperatures, I'm off to buy a lottery ticket and enjoy the fact that summer may have finally begun.
Unfortunately, the season brings with it a few extra irritations, and I'm not just talking about wasps and noisy neighbours. Summer is when another species, the lesser-spotted opportunistic garden burglar, ventures out from their winter habitat to stealthily see what's on offer. They know that this is the time of year that householders are investing in garden furniture, play equipment, DIY equipment, and the like, ready to make the most of the few months of summer.Continue Reading