Posted: 29/06/2015 at 11:48
I have six neighbours down one side of my garden and one the other and between them they have seven cats who all visit my garden and mostly get on well together - three pure black, one black and white, one marmalade, one tricoloured, and Smokey who is grey. Some do greet me and one does tricks to order. they all like to sit on a path and watch me work.
We do not have extreme weather like you . All of the UK is temperate but the south is about one month ahead in plant growth than Scotland. Bristol is not as hot as London in the summer and gets more rain usually off the Atlantic. Biggest mammal i have is a dark brown friendly town fox though i once had a stray deer from the local golf course come over my six foot fence and nibble the tops off my roses. But I have squirrels,hegdehogs, dormice and field mice and lots of birds from tiny wrens and finches to wood pigeons and seagulls.
I have put my friend's plants into nice big pots, one each side of my potting shed (garage) door so i will see them frequently and water as needed.