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Cats in the graden

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:17

To daituom:

I have TWO cats and they don't keep the neighbours cats ( 6!!!) away - they became friends!!!!!!!!!!!!

They all enjoy sunbathing together (if the sun is shining)

I have just given up, I let some ground in a corner for the cats, clean it from time to time and dig it over.

The cats don't use the other beds so much any more.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:39

I have lots of arconites in my flower beds.

I have tried to dig them out last year but they always come back. What would be the best way to eliminate them?

Is there any special ( insectfriendly) weed killer?

Although I don't like weed killers - I just can't be digging for days and days....

Please help..............

Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 17:53
What a lovely story! I'm glad you rescued the bumble bee - every single one counts! We need them!

Cats in the graden

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 22:13

I tried Lemon oil on teabags - it seems to work. The oil is not poisonous and would not harm the cats or the plants.

Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 21:13

Yes - good idea! I will do this.

Thanks Dave!!

Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 13:56

Sounds great - I'll try this

Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 13:13

I have to find another sunny spot - maybe I plant the new Rosmary just in a big pot.

Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 13:01

Thanks Dovefromabove,

I will try this and hopefully have another Rosmary bush within the next 2-3 years.

Rosmary bush

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 12:44

Thank you Verdun,

luckily I've taken some cuttings last autumn and they have well rooted and grown.

Why should I not plant them there?

I thought that is just with roses...

silly question time

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 08:26

Hi Tracey 5,

I have been using loo rolls for years for my sweet peas and peas.

I put them very tight in a seed tray and water them very sparsely.

They are brilliant - when the roots show on the bottom you can plant them in the ground just like they are. They get a bit mouldy sometimes but that doesn't matter.I think you can just do the same with you paper rolls as long as they are thick enough.  Good luck! 



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Discussions started by sybille

wool pellets

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Cuttings from Lilac/Syringa

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I have lots and lots of arconites in my flower beds 
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 15:21

Rosmary bush

rosmary bush is getting brown an crumbly, all the leaves/needles are falling off. 
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Last Post: 17/01/2014 at 21:13

Moving Black currant bush

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Last Post: 29/08/2013 at 21:36


How can I get rid of ants in my compost bin? 
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