Introducing Trevor - one of my faithful garden helpers. Well thats the idea anyway!
Trevor is a baby Horsfields tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii) and these beautiful and entertaining little animals love garden weeds! This, in my eyes, makes him the perfect garden companion. Like I said he is still a baby, around about 9 months old maybe, but despite his small size he is most definitely large enough to consume all the garden nasties that I can provide. As you can see in the picture he is devouring a wonderful mix of dandelion, buddleia, blackberry, sticky bud and dead nettle.
At the moment he is living indoors as its still a little chilly and he is due to live outdoors for the summer once the chances of bad weather have passed.