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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:22

I'll be sending a batch to GJ next week - have been sorting stuff out and also have some from my daughter 

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:17

Don't think anyone's advocating extinction FB, but it is a big issue for gardeners, parents and potential parents as I'm sure you understand. 

I've owned cats in the past, and they've had dry sand trays in sheltered places (eg. the log store) which they've used.  Of course I couldn't monitor them 24/7 but I did speak to gardening neighbours who said they were not aware of my cats using their gardens.

We are surrounded by cats here, and we don't have any ourselves, and we do get 'loo visits' the neighbours' cats - I've bought rolls of chicken wire to make wire cloches to protect seedlings in the veg patch, and I will clap, shout, chase and fire a water pistol at them when they peek their noses through the Hedgehog Gate in the fence.  Our neighbours know that we would never hurt them, but we are not averse to giving them a good scaring!  It doesn't seem to put them off us, as when we go out of our front door the neighbours' cats come and greet us for a bit of a fuss 

Our immediate neighbours keep their cats in overnight, which does help a bit.  It would be good if everyone did the same, for the sake of gardeners, the wildlife and the cats themselves - it is usually in the early hours of the morning that cats become traffic victims. 


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:10

Verdun - do you want cake today or not?  Better behave 

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 09:03

I agree Clari - we should never under-estimate the damage caused by toxoplasmosis infection - as someone whose career involved the assessment and support of severely physically and learning disabled children, I can confirm that infection by toxoplasmosis results in some of the most severely disabled children in the UK.


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 08:48

Hi Pam and welcome 

It would be good if you could start a new thread for your query, with a descriptive title, so that people with an interest in this sort of problem will see it - this thread has a title about potatoes and your question may not be spotted. 

Click on Forum Topics at the top of the page, then choose an appropriate Topic and click on Start New Thread (or something like that).


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 08:13

Good morning KEF - the sun's just come out here  How's the aches and pains?

How do I deter/ catch thieves from my allotment

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 08:01

Best to get Community Police involved.   If they're slow to react lobby your local councillors - it's the council that pays the police and gives them some priorities. 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 07:59

Everyone's entitled to an opinion - just not terribly polite to disparage other people's choices 


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 07:53

Hello John B3

Which way does your veg plot face?  How much direct sunlight does it get? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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