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Latest posts by cotty1000

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:18

I think they will stay indoors. I want to see frogspawn,dragonflies,,water boatmen and anything else that wants to live in it.

I want to relive my childhood with looking at frogspawn and froglets and watching swimming larvae go about their business.

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:40

It is for practical reasons too. I don't have an enormous garden,so I wouldn't want skipping kids and football's,as well as my schnauzer to end up in there. They could play near it safely. Or against it! Kids don't always listen as well.

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 21:11

Hi,I am trying to convince my wife about building a raised pond. Which the kids can enjoy and any local wildlife. I will build a ramp up for frogs too.

I am feeling giddy as my kids won some goldfish at a fair,so I am thinking about the next step.

Hopefully not the naughty one!

Any advice please.

Compost

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 08:53

Does anybody know what seedling compost won a which award recently?

Ask Alan

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:54

Oops. How bad do I feel to be that presumptuous? Still it is random and funny.

Agapathus

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:51

I am led to believe that varieties that are evergreen are not as hardy as deciduous ones. This has something to do with which side of south Africa they are from. Google queen mum. Bought some from a specialist at tatton park flower show,expect to pay more but you will get more varieties to choose from with expert advice.

Pound land sell agapanthus. Just buy loads and shove into a container. Hey presto!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:25

Have you tried setting up a wind chime to startle them. Hanging cds. Bottles with water in.

Have you been out trying anything this weekend?

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:51

I don't think anybody is being nasty,people are just exposing the way cats act and how some owners are in denial.

To slug hunter,it is in a lot of animals instincts to do this and that,but that is why we domesticate,train and breed so we have socially acceptable animals that we can call pets. But some cannot be tamed. Snakes,spiders and other exotic emotionally retarded animals cannot be tamed but people still own them. cats are different. Intelligent. Used to human interaction over thousands of years,ask the Egyptians. But do we let these animals do what their instincts say? Just look what the burmease python is doing in Florida. Ok an escaped pet,but it's doing what it wants. What about Staffordshire bull terrier,bred to kill,people still own them without them resorting to their natural instinct(most of the time,bad example).Personally I wouldn't own one as they have been bred for this purpose. My guinea pigs were boring,but my mini schnauzer is ace. I would highly recommend one. My dad used to own an aviary in his garden. Just listening to the birds and standing in their enclosure was exhilarating. Cats! My wife's work mate was late as her cat brought in the house a mouse!? WTF! And not for the first time either.

I don't know why having a house cat is socially unacceptable? Or is it the fact that house cats require more effort?

I am not being antagonistic,but I am just sharing facts!

Remember if you let your pet out into the wild it no longer acts like a pet i.e how you want to.

Houseplants anyone?

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:54

Fish. Budgies. Guinea pigs. Hamsters etc = no problems in the garden and no stress from other people.

Think about it. Or removing your cat flap!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 13:59

I think you need to chill fb. Don't you put pets into a protective environment for their benefit and yours? Birds have cages or avairies,rodents have cages,fish tanks,dogs have kennels and live indoors so why should cats not be treated like pets and revert to their natural instincts? Have you ever read how many millions of birds and animals are killed each year by outdoor cats? It is a lot. If micro pigs and rabbits can be house trained I am sure cats can too. I don't know why it is so socially unacceptable to walk cats but people do it. You could become the local eccentric. 

I am not telling you what to do, or lecturing you I am just bringing this information to your attention.

My parents owned cats in the 80s and both went missing,either run over or used for coats,as I am led to believe there was a trend for this back then!?

My personal opinion and I know you didn't ask for it,is to keep them indoors and stimulate them with toys and play with them. Or get some fish as they can be left to their own devices with little or no consequence.

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i don't need to sound silly but...

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plant ID please

do i leave or heave it out? 
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agapanthus nurseries

where is best to buy online 
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raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

i am wanting to build a child safe,wildlife pond. 
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