Muvs Dashwood

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pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:56

As a side I have worked professionally with dogs and took donations from the public and some of those names were ummmm ... interesting. Ganjha, Jaffa, Zeus, Blitz, She, Boots, Khan, Kaiser, Soldier and Gandalf to name a tiny portion but the most common used to be Ben and Max.

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 15:45

My young son has a red border collie called Fly and two black cats called Kizzy and Dash. We have, in the past, had a cat called Cat and rescue dogs called Grace and Gabby . My own collie cross as a teen was Meeshka. We did have a cat called Taffy and named her unexpected kittens Affy and Faffy - because we weren't keeping them.

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 16:16

I have criteria that plants have to meet for me to buy them.

They must have scent, the more the better

They must be easy to grow. Self-seeding is a plus or easy to propagate.

They must have flowers.

If the flowers are poor the scent must make up for it.

If the scent is poor the flowers must be copious.

Everything has be attractive to wildlife.

I don't grow flowerless shrubs, I rarely grow shrubs of any kind, they are a bit bleurgh to me.


what decade is your garden?

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 15:49

I remember my dad fussing over his Blue Moon rose and only ever getting 3 blooms, tops, a year. He always grew sweet peas for my mum to cut. Gardening is seemingly coming full circle with our return to wildlife preservation. I do love how different everyones garden is though and each one reveals so much about the owners. I just make sure I plant extra bee stuff to make up for my next door neighbour and because he dumps it on the waste land next to my garden my son goes and salvages what he can and plants that up. I am slowly planting up the waste bit of land with his plants and my seeds lol. I understand it can be quite scarey to do something different to what you have always known.

what decade is your garden?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 14:58

What seems in vogue at the moment seems to be disposable gardens. You buy hanging baskets/pots etc at the centres and throw the lot away at the end of the season. My elderly neighbours do mostly 'unfriendly to bee' bedding and then dump the lot come the winter even if some of it would survive. I'm very much a perennial/self seeder type of gardener and I now leave some weeds if they are beneficial to insects. I am also growing a lot native wild flowers now and actively looking to target insects and birds into my garden. There is definitely a movement into bee friendly gardening coming right now which is brilliant.

Daniel Haynes, help

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 16:16

Like I said, it has been MY experience but I still like reading the posts and looking at the photos.

Daniel Haynes, help

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 15:15

You never feel there is a clique unless you are not in it. And by rude I mean terse, snippy even or abrupt and those that are, are usually telling others to lighten up. Just my impression/experience of this site that's all. Doesn't stop me looking atm.

Daniel Haynes, help

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 08:50

I have to say that I find this forum cliquey and some of the posts can come across as almost rude. I just tend to read posts now and now hardly post anything myself.

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 12:11

Oooh look

Might need more wool lol


Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 00:23

I have started guerilla gardening. I live on a cul-de-sac that has supported housing for vulnerable people attached and we have large swathes of grass outside tended [at our expense] by a gardening team. By the side of my house outside of my fence - I am the last of the terrace - I have 4 large evergreen oaks but its a huge area and I put all my logs out there and usually cover it with the leaves I get. I have also started to throw seeds on the bank that does get some sun - did some this morning - and am hoping to colonise it with wildflower seeds and some california poppies. I am even thinking of taking my guerilla gardening to some verges around here. Perhaps I should invest in a balaclava.

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