Posted: 13/02/2016 at 15:06
Oh he's just a pudycat!! - He did eat the neighbour's rabbit last Summer, and he did chase a labrador down the road when it cocked it's leg on HIS gate. As Bengals are a cross between a Domestic and an Asian Leopard Cat heralding from the USA - I would expect him to be a little on the wild side - But he's still just a pudycat!.
The Ascending and Descending Moon is of more importance to gardeners than the Waxing and Waning Moon - The latter being used more closely in relation to Mood Swings . Originally it was believed that the light of the Moon was of prime importance to the reactions of plants, but following scientific studies, and the close links with tidal flows - It has been accepted that the position of the Moon in relation to the Earth and the Sun, has a more pronounced effect, which is strengthened or weakened by the Waxing and Waning, as it is by the positioning of other Planets and Constellations. - I agree it sounds confusing , but it also makes perfect sense, particularly if you test plant - ie Grow and harvest a row of plants conventionally and one by the Moon. The Conventional plot (without the aid of artificial fertilisers and chemical prevention of pests) will show a marked difference by being up to a week to 10 days behind in growth/ripening and harvesting.
An easy guide to Working with the Moon is:- When the Moon is Rising - Sow/Graft/Harvest Leaf Vegetables Flowers Seed Crops (Peas Beans) & Fruits
When the Moon is Descending - Prepare and enrich the soil/Thin and Prick out seedlings/Take Cuttings split and layer plants. Pinch out tips and prune. Harvest Root vegetables.
First Snowdrops out today!!! Started to crystallise 1st primroses for Easter.