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I have a very good friend, who is always with me when I'm in the garden. He is fascinated by everything I do, whether it's planting out, sowing seed, tidying up or even sweeping the patio. I chat to him as I work and he never disagrees with my gardening theories or try's to offer advice. If I have a raging success with a project or create a horticultural catastrophe, he views them exactly the same. If I decided to dig up a bed of herbacious perenials and replace it with a bed of nettles he would think that was the right thing to do. In short he is the perfect gardening buddy.
He is my six year old Chocolate Labrador. Does anyone else have a buddy in the garden?
Morning pottering about
Yes my dog too. Golden lab, 11 years old in couple of weeks ...Spike. Always there quietly enjoying the association and peace.
Bekki lol "variety" you've got plant fever Breed?
I have my Beau, don't know about buddy! He follows me and sticks his big head in my way with everything I do! Or stands right in my way as I try to get by, he fills holes fast as I dig them, he runs off and chews up the plastic plant pots, he pees up my plant pots and borders, chews any bare branches he can reach, runs off with my kneeling pad, runs off with my trowel and secateers, empties my weed basket fast as I fill it, brings all cuttings out of recycle bag into house, trips me up, fights my hose pipe, runs off with my garden chair cushions and gets them all muddy and YES I wouldn't have it any other way
A few years ago my daughter raised 2 chickens from eggs.
We let them out in our garden and they would follow me everywhere.When I was digging holes etc they were straight in there scratching about.They kept tripping me up so I had to be really careful!
No buddies with me now,just me in the garden.
Bobin the Robin is always within earshot to sympathise with my mutterings and curses while I'm out in the garden. Also a pair of hedge sparrows (dunnocks) hang around at ground level, flitting in and out of the plants as I wander around. The house sparrows are back in force this year and around 50-60 sometimes startle me as they fly out of the hedge when I approach. They cost me fortune in seed for the feeders but it's worth every penny to see that their numbers have increased from about 2-3 years ago when they were at their lowest (maybe 3 or 4 pairs.) They aren't all lightweights when it comes to helping in the garden either - aphids infestations have all been cleaned by the birds whenever they appeared - I think they are used to provide liquid for their young.
I know this is not a pets forum but, he is my gardening buddy............
Flossie Flo is a very uncritical gardening friend, but she splits her time between watching me and watching the road, which runs alongside the whole garden to see if anyone has the temerity to walk a dog along the pavement!
She was 9 when I got her, she is 10 now or maybe 11, the former owner was a bit vague on this. She is a wiry haired short legged Jack Russell.
Pottering, he is lovely
I only have an undergardener that accompanies me and has recently had ideas about the garden
Oh potteringAbout he is the most gorgeous colour and what a smile