Posted: 24/05/2012 at 00:31
I don't like to spell this out but leg-cocking over my plant pots, shrubs and perennial boarders has become the one, single objective-in-life of my neighbour's dogs. I try to keep the gate closed, but people open it to drive through, and the dogs are ready and waiting. Every now and then they also break through the brushwood defences that I have wedged under the fences. I've had quite a few young plants killed over the past five years: one Arbutus, my precious seed-grown Medlar, two Wisteria, numerous trays and pots of perennials and shrubs - I don't want to go on listing them, it's too terrible!
Anger aside, what I need right now (apart from some sort of electrical deterrent or a sedative) is a first-aid cure for a wilting Clematis. Is it possible to neutralise the liquid with something after the fact? Obviously, I've already tried flooding or soaking the plants with water, but it didn't save the others. Dog-rocks and such like are no good because they are not my dogs, but any suggestions would be very welcome.