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Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 15:17

Here is my gorgeous baby, he only goes out when I do, then sits with me, he is never far away when I am gardening, mind you, its only because he's a wimp!

There are cattle in the field just now, he's scared of those, he doesnt like the horses up and down the lane, he's scared of tractors and lorries, he's a nervous wreck really.

Although in the summer he can be seen asleep in the middle of the road, thank goodness he has acute hearing!

He is always in before it get dark and at the moment he has gone into winter mood, so not out at all except to put the bird food out with me, then its back in for the day.



Posted: 18/12/2014 at 14:56

Thank you everyone for a helpful thread, I have learned a lot and will haveca go at dividing next year.

Verdun, I will let you know when Hellebore week is on in the Spring. May get down to Bosvigo, my daughter knows it well.

Berghill, did you put a link to your blog with your garden photo's a few months ago, I bookmarked it because it was so beautiful but when I tried to look now, its not registering? 

Maybe it was someone else, I think the garden was South almost coast area. There was an aerial view as well. 


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 09:54

Really feeling for Susans daughter and Verdun today.

If I was ever left on my own here I would get another German Shepherd, the ladt one we had , had been chained up in a scrap yard in Cornwall for the first two years of his life, nd although we were worried, he was the best dog we had ever had.

He needed no training at all, he just seemed to be so grateful for a home and some fuss that he automatically behaved like the perfect gent. His hips went in the end and he was greatly missed by us all.

When the time comes that I will be on my own here, I will definitely get another, they are so clever and responsive. 

Have a good everyone, I am off to Morrisons, Tesco wont deliver to me which is a great shame, they say I am off their radar for the area, they sent me an 18.00 gift card to spend in the store, but I have to go in to spend it, as they dont deliver, quite funny really.


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:28

They dont always come true from seeds though, I did some 2 years ago but they all came out a pinky/white. It fills a space but not very spectacular, I think you need to set several in the hopes of getting a true one.

Can you chop them in half to divide like other perennials?

Verdun, could you let me who the breeder is near you please, ?





Posted: 18/12/2014 at 01:16

  Matty I am so pleased you are home, take it easy, lots of rest and I am sure you will be sowing seeds in Spring, just as before. xxx


large beds

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 21:47
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Lyn - could be a treecreeper, although they're browner in the back rather than cream. I used to have one visiting regularly when I lived round the corner from my present house. He used to run up and down the sycamore at the front gate. 

He was a light brown, not as dark as a sparrow but bigger, sort of fat and very sleek, pure white breast, and he was running up and down the old post. I have never seen one in this garden before. That is what he is, thank you FG


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 16:14

Our water rate would be double what I said before if we had mqins drainage. You wouldnt beleive how tight I am with the water though,   I have been known quite a few times to use rain water in the washing machine. All the water thats drained off from the hot tap until hot runs through is saved.


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 13:06

Verdun, have you ever been to Heligan in their Hellebore week?  Stunning!

Advent Calendar

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 09:17

All fine now, we couldnt have it not working when there was Wine on offer.

Anyone won anything yet, I remember last year or was it the one before that? Dove won an Alan Titchmarsh book.


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 09:12


Verdun wrote (see)

Damp but mild.  Windy too.  my dog will enjoy his walk in a mo tho.

is petrol cheaper than water now?  Will,change to a meter soon but my water bills are £1100 a year.  Water bills in south west are highest in the country.

Verdun, definitely worth changing to a meter, our water bills here are only £240 a year at the most, last one 56.00 for the quarter.and that is for four of us.  I know we have septic tank for waste, but even then would not  even double your bill. (And we bath not shower. The washing machine is on every day.)

If there are only 2/3 people in your house, its well worth it. 


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