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Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 18:39

I had a cat once, Jeoffrey, whonhad cancer on his nose, he kept getting scabs and by chance, they covered it on a Vets prog on TV. I took him in and the vet laser zapped it, it had to be done twice but eventually cleared completely. Vet said as his nose was white that if would be a  good idea to keep suncream on it rubbed in well, when he went out, easier said than done!

I am fortunate enough to live in the middle of nowhere, so no other cats, when I plant anything small, I make box type shapes from chicken wire to put over. Once they grow and theres no bare earth, i can just remove them.

Meant to say befor, Swiss Sue your doggy is adorable, beautiful ears.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 17:57

I thought they were slug/snail resistant. Mine last year has littles holds in the leaves, I think they were leaf beetle, very shiny green things.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 07:23

Good morning all, raining here but mild. We are going to see my youngest grandson have his swimming lesson at Bodmin,, both the boys are brilliant swimmers/divers because of living near the sea.  So many kids have accidents tombstoning that its best if they learrn properly.

then smuggle the Christmas presents from her car to mine. Also Charlie Bunny comes to stay for her holiday. She is a house rabbit so Thomas cat will have a friend.


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 23:59

What sort of conditions do those aconites like, I have never tried them.

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 23:54

Hostafan thats what we always say, 960ft above! 

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 20:10

SB, that is one well loved cat, Blaze is adorable.

its funny but I would have thought that people who loved gardens, flowers, trees, bees and butterflies would love all creatures, great and small. 

Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 17:34

I always grow Cleome as annuals, sow seeds in March/April time, harden off plant out end of May, not very hardy so make sure al signs of frosts over.

If I were you Lyn, I would cut the losses and sow them in the Spring.

Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:36

Not on mine Lyn.did you click on the little tree icon on your toolbar at the top of the posting box?

I dont think you can post a piccy from an iphone.

Perhaps a Survey worth doing...

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:32

Strange you say that, Hostafan,  i have just found a book that was presented to OH at the start of the 1960's, book probably written before that and in it is a picture of field after field flooded, looks like the Somerset levels early on, they said the fields will flood due to very heavy rains we get in Feb, but dont worry, all the trees hedges and grass will be back as good as new by the summer.

Is ir really doom and disaster now or have we short memories?

There is a chappie where we used to live that was fanatical about measuring rainfall, has done it for donkeys years, he said it averages out every year.

Maybe its just the West Country, but apart from not so much snow, some years, its pretty much the same as always. We used to go to Plymouth Christmas shopping about this time and always just carried coats over our arms. 


Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:20

I admire your dedication to this, but you have cut lettuce on the 18th, if you need a nice fresh lettuce for Chrismas day tea you're not allowed to.

Also I didnt think December was the time to cut early flowering clematis as they bloom on growth made this summer?.

I dont think this would be for me, imagine not doing anything in the garden because chart says so, then on the day you can go out, its pouring with rain.

Everything seems to be at different times where you live compared to the UK. If it suits you, stick with it, look forward to seeing you back in the Spring, and thank you for taking the time to post about it.


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