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Rabbit problems

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:52

Ryan - nut's right I'm afraid. Just because they're domestic it doesn't change what they basically do. They'll have a go at most things. When I lived rurally the only things rabbits left alone were snowdrops and daffodils.  Shrubs and climbers which had a physical barrier to let them get established were fine once they got enough maturity to cope with some nibbling but perennials didn't stand much of a chance - they had a go at everything when it poked it's head above the ground. I think the only way to keep plants completely safe is to have them in high raised beds which they can't jump up onto, or else confine the bunnies to a very sturdy run.


Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:24

Morning everyone. No sign of anything yellow in the sky here I'm afraid 

I'm sure Spike will be fine Verd 

Glad the tree's stayed put chick. Wouldn't have been a good start to the year if that had come down 

Not back to work till Monday as I had holidays still to take and it's our quietest time but it will give me time to recover from my lurgy. If daughter had remembered to bring more cake back from her Dad's I'm sure I'd get better more eh? 

At least Christmas 2014 will be on a Thursday so it's nearer the weekend...only three hundred and fifty something days away....

I'll miss these Christmas smilies when they go! 

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 20:12

Debbie I had the same problem with one of those plastic covered growhouses. It was attached to drainpipes with wire twisted round the rear parts of the frame - the wind just lifted it, snapped the plastic fittings and chucked it across the garden. I had attached another one in the same way to the wooden fence nearby and it's been fine even though it's only about ten feet away. It's more sheltered - the front of it faces the wind rather than the side - so maybe you could simply alter the location of it over the winter? If not, is there a wall or fence next to it that you could screw it to like I did?


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 18:12

I admit not quite as impressive as yours Verd...but I felt that my earlier egg-based ones were eggstraordinary....

lily- the cranberry sauce is one of my 5 a day too 


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:55

Thanks Verd - I was quite young when that one was taken....

and that frog's conversation was quite 'riveting'.......

did you see what I did there? 


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:43

lily- one hand needed to hold the plate....


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:34

chicky - don't let OH be a 'hero'. 

Keep him safe inside with you. If it's not going to damage your property there's no point trying to battle with it. You've done your bit by warning the neighbours. 

lily- there's certainly no calories if you eat it standing up. I'll have to chop it all up first though so I can eat it one handed...


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:47

So glad your Dad is back in his rightful place with your Mum, Dove. Relief for you all and the best start to a new year 

fidget- given up kissing frogs and hoping they'll be princes...I'd be better off sticking with the frog 

chick - award yourself a cake/coffee/drink -------- (or fill in your choice of calorie filled item) for services above and beyond 

Better get the dinner on as the girls are home now. A nice roast chicken and assorted accompaniments. All fat free of course...

Steady on KEF...


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 14:02

Fidget- I'll see how well my hedge has done once it gets a bit of foliage on it! I was surprised how well it stood up to all the wild weather we had recently - none of it seems to have suffered and it was right in the firing line. I'd considered putting a couple of lengths of wire or string along the inside of the fenceposts just to give them  a bit of extra stability but never got round to it. I'll probably give it a feed in spring to help it along till it settles in.

It's about the only thing my sister ever shared with me growing up too lily...

Sofa sounds good to me 


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:47

Verd - I had to 'scramble' around for a joke as my brain is a bit 'fried' today. I'l try 'eggstra' hard to get one  good enough for the joke thread.....

Rain is actually off just now- hurray! It'll let the dunnocks get on with building their raft to get across the middle of the garden to reach their food...

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