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Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 11:20

Called Abbie (or Babs for short)

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 11:19

They definately do!  We got her as a rescue about 10 years ago. When we got her she was very, very thin with no fur on her body (she had pulled it all out herself, through stress, they thought).  She did have a few 'issues' such as having to follow you everywhere (our friends were even followed to the toilet and 'watched' when they came round!) and she didnt like closed doors very much.

Saying that though, she was very much a people person and loved everyone.  She was also so good with our springer spaniels, especially our newish springer who we got from a puppy.  She was getting on a bit and not as quick on her feet so did get stepped on by him a few times but she used to let him wash her from top to tail.  In exchange, he used to let her wander up to his bowl when he was eating, he would stop eating and step back, wait for her to have a nosey and only start eating again when she wandered off.  She was definately in charge!

We always said we would get another cat.  As I work in a school, we will wait until the summer holidays to get one so I can be around whilst they (am hoping for two!) get settled in.

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 11:03

Looks like it worked.  Will try and find some pics of her incubating some chitting potatoes and keeping the garlic warm!

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 11:02

Thanks - Will try it

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45837.jpg?width=202&height=199&mode=max

 Not sure if you can see this image

Sarah

 

 

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:23

Would love to post a photo - but not sure how to.  Instructions would be appreciated!

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 14:28

I lost my cat about 8 weeks ago and she was a real garden fan (only in fair weather mind you!).  She was 19 and sadly had cancer so had to be put down.  At her age I was convinced that she would go to sleep one summer under one of her favourite plants and pass away in the best way possible - in the sun.

Even though she was tiny, she was very fierce and chased out all other cats.  I have now noticed that the neighbourhood cats are starting to come into the garden again and use the borders as facilities.  I didnt mind my own cats doing it but not keen on being used as the local public loo! 

She was also very keen on sitting on our potatoes which were being chitted (like a hen with her eggs) and also took great pleasure in sunbathing on top of the garlic we had harvested and were drying out!

 

 

Aeonium Zwartkop

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 08:07

Mine also suffered from Aphids when in my conservatory this winter.  And there must have also been a snail somewhere (although I looked for one, I couldnt find one) as there were a few nibbles!

Aeonium Zwartkop

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 08:00

You'll have more than you know what to do with soon!  I leave mine out most of the season and only bring inside in about November.  I have found that they dont mind being on the dry side.  Last night had a quick check on the ones I put outside and they have perked up considerably already.

When sowing some seeds in a tray outside at the weekend (I am waiting for a potting shed to be delivered) I spotted a wine veevil having a leisurely stroll up the fence.  Needless to say he didnt last very long!  Will need to get some nematodes to use when it gets a little warmer.

Worn looking railway sleepers

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 16:00

I agree with others.  Mine too are now faded and worn and look like they have been in situ for years (which they have) rather than 'stand out new'.

Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:58

Personally, Not keen on yellow in the garden in the summer as my garden is full of blues, purples, pinks and creams/whites.  However I do have some yellow in spring to brighten the place up in the form of a forsythia, couple of hellebores and soon to emerge aqueligias.  These are usually over by the time the pastel palette kicks in.

My mum has alot of yellow in her garden and it looks fab at this time of year along witht the emerging greens and varigated foliage.

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