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Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:44

In my (long) experience loopy cats are the ones with brains - it's the dullards that have no intuition - they're like people in that way 

sick? Quercus Ilex

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:18

Although they're 'evergreen' holm oaks do lose their leaves and grow new ones, and this is the time of year for it to happen - the tree will stop losing leaves soon and the new ones will look much nicer too.  It's just what trees do. 

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:15

I heard swifts screaming overhead earlier in the week 

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:03

I think that cats and dogs (most animals really) are quite bright - if clematis presented a real danger to them cats would probably be extinct by now.

Very very occasionally a cat will do something totally daft and eat something it shouldn't - far more likely that a dog will do it, labradors see almost anything as a culinary challenge - and if the animal is then taken ill it's helpful to the vet to know what might have contributed to it, but I don't know of any cat keeping gardeners who avoid clematis.

Lilies do present a problem because if a cat gets the pollen on it's coat and then licks it off it can make it ill so my daughter does not grow lilies in her garden. 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:51

Fg, you'd go blue rather than red if you were outside here - far too chilly for enjoyable gardening - I've chosen to de-slime the detergent drawer of the washing machine and give it a Service Wash in preference to gardening 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:47
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Well I've had a text back.....apparently the sun has affected their memory and they have gone for a day out 

The mum isn't expectant is she?  I did that sort of thing when I was,   

I got very good at apologising and bought apology-type boxes of chocolates in bulk 

sick? Quercus Ilex

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:44

It looks to me as if it's been affected by leaf miners - not very pleasing aesthetically but it shouldn't really harm the tree although it may slow down the growth a bit. 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:13

I think I'm right in thinking that Stacey does 'one of those jobs' that may require her to keep her head down on the www from time to time - a friend who used to do 'one of those jobs' and who is recently retired has been required recently to keep off the www as he was being 'watched online' by ............ someone.  

Maybe she's being sensible and is keeping her head down 

plant suggestions for a shady balcony

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:56

That looks like a brilliant idea - a bit pricey but given the cost of land .... and it's cheaper than going to the gym 

Help, honeysuckle hanging off wall and bamboo

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:54

Oooh Peanuts! ((hugs)) - would a Hot Cross bun help - got some left from yesterday ....?

Would this be an idea do you think? I've never used it but it looks as if it would work.  

As for the honeysuckle - what about training it up an obelisk or making a wigwam with canes and string wrapped around as I do for sweet peas?  That way it's all yours and you're not sharing it with the NDNs 


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