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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 20:21

Hi geoff, never been in this situation so really don't know- I've just spotted her near the shed so I think she's come back for her grub From house cat to shed cat.........feel relieved that she is ok

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 19:44

Evening everyone- the cat has been spotted this morning in the garden, looks like she spent the night in the shed and has had a meal. I got her at about 12 weeks old for free off a wilkos add. Yes she's always been feisty, but also really friendly & very bright, it's as if something just switched in her brain.  Thanks for the link Jean- from what I've been reading I think it's a case of redirected aggression As she has just been to the vets I don't think there's anything physically wrong ( but I could be wrong). Unfortunetley because of the level of aggression/unpredicatability? it's just not possible to have her  in the house anymore. Feel very sad about it though At  least she's not crying to be let in she's  making her own way in world.



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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 23:33

I'm just off to bed, had a look outside and my cat is back- i just don't know what to do


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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 22:24

Hi Geoff managed to catch up with the first 2 episodes of lilyhammer  on the internet today, episode 3 is still on iplayer.Maybe still a good watch now? there's 8 episodes. Good news about  the killing will look out for it.Missed "room at the top" this week on bbc 4, read this a long time ago

Just out of interest have you seen Episodes on BBC 2?

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 20:20

Me too

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 20:12

Evening everyone- still no way that I can catch up with everything that's been going on. Flo- I haven't read the book but I think I started to read it in the works sometime ago, think it would be a really good read.  Geoff- glad you are recovering and feeling better. Kate- I've used  round tree stumps as stepping stones on my beds, works really well.

Still having problems with my psycho/mixed up house cat- went loopy again today. No full blown attack but it was brewing., really scary. At one point, I couldn't even enter the house, she became so terratiorial. Had to make the difficult decision to let her or I should say get her out of the house! She's now on her own, there's food and her blanket in the shed. At least she has recovered from her op, it's her first night outside so despite everything I hope she is ok.

I have always thought that I was born in the wrong generation- I would have loved to have been growing up in the 60s. Love a lot of the music and the films- Crosby,Stills & Nash are one of my favourite bands as well as many others

Anyone been watching Lilyhammer on BBC 4? Mafia boss under a new identity rellocated to Norway- Funny, dry and quirky

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 19:18

Moonsilk- you are not alone- I use slug pellets very occasionally especially when slug tasty favourite plants are  just shooting. I did this earlier this year- It just allows the plant to develop

Major inspiration needed!

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 22:06

Hello, as it's rented property I wouldn't spend too much time or money on the garden.

Spring bulbs will give you a great show- I would go for some crocus, snow drops & some grape hyacinths as well as daffs. For long lasting colour throughout the year, consider some calendulars. As hardy annual- really easy to sow through out the year,tough and will brighten up the darkest corner.




When do you plant seeds taken from this years plants....

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 21:28

Hello. what I am learning is try to mimic the plant itself. So.....if a plant goes to seed, wait until those seeds ripen and then sow them. I think that way I'm just behaving how nature does.

Having said that some seeds you can keep and others it's best to sow straight away. It really does depend on the plant. I'm in my first year proper of collecting seeds.I collected & sowed some ragged robin seeds, I've just started putting the plants grown form this seed out today.

LIke kate says hardy annuals you can sow seeds now- I'll probably sow some calendula soon.

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