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stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:27
scroggin wrote (see)

Last time I looked hedgehogs and sparrowhawks were part of the natural biodiversity! Cats are not! Dove summed it up perfectly I think, I may have unfeasible suggestions but we all have our opinions thats what makes it a debate, its good  to hear both sides of the argument, that is how we become better informed.

 

No one will ever win this debate and I'm sure everyone has been informed now.

Time to go back to gardening!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 05:34

Could someone tell me how to keep a cat inside in a house (and I don't mean a 6th floor apartment). Should a cat owner never open a window or a door, or tie the cat up when they do?A house cat must be kept inside from the day it is born and it's mother should preferably have been a house cat too, so that it doesn't know any different. Once a cat has been outside, it will always want to and will be a very unhappy and stressed animal if locked up inside.

Dream on!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:14

Well said, Happy Slug Hunter, I totally agree with you.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:31

I have 2, beans and tomatoes.

inspiration

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 07:11

What a beautiful garden, Lyn, well done. What are those lovely blue flowers at the front in the first pic?

Lovely stories, everyone, am enjoying reading them all!

This Strange and Wonerful Weather System

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:49

Hear, hear, well said Mike. Your garden sounds lovely.

crocuses

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:57

Birds? Sparrows particularly like the yellow ones.

Hamburg parsley

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:46

Have never grown them myself, artjak, but available here in the supermarket and of course in Germany. Have looked them up on Google in German and learnt the following:

Grow, use and store as you would parsnips, soup, roasting, mashed etc. They are a bit more spicy then parsnips. The leaves can be used for soups, the young ones on the inside in place of parsley. Chopped and frozen they can be used as required.

Hope this helps.

Can you please help me identify this plant, x2 photos attached, thank you

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 07:11

I always grow a few fennel plants in an odd corner, they are the favourite food for swallow tail butterflies, you can see the caterpillars on them in late summer.

inspiration

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:56

My strongest memory is of a poinsettia shrub in our garden in NZ when I was about 9. My mother would cut it back and cut the stems into about 18 in pieces, which she would bend to make edging for the border. They always sprouted and I have loved them ever since. OH and I spent our first wedding anniversary in Nepal where they also grew and presented me with a coffee jar full. I always buy one at Christmas, sadly it gets too cold here in winter to grow them outside. My Mum always had window boxes which I copied when we lived in a flat with a balcony and when we moved to a flat with seating area there were containers all round with every plant I could lay my hands on. Been hooked ever since.

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