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Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:34

Hang on...just to make it abundantly clear, I am not suggesting that any one individual is upset.  

I made a suggestion in an effort to put a halt to the more patronising and upsetting comments on this subject, which has been done to death.  Perhaps unintentional, but the tone is aggressive by some, and that is upsetting to some (!!)




Hello Everyone

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 07:35

Hi Tracey - welcome to the site. I'm pro Nigel too. He's a super star!

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 07:33

Can't we agree to stick this subject in with politics and religion? All it serves to do is upset people on both sides. 

Ammi majus

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 08:00

Hi Betony

im growing it for cutting for the first time this year.  I haven't heard of wilting problems with it. Perhaps get it into water quickly once cut, cut the stem on the diagonal and remove any lower leaves. Maybe keep the stems shorter.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 18:51

Thanks Mel and Verd. 

I managed to stay out until 2ish but then lost the feeling in my fingers so admitted defeat and returned indoors. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:48

I didn't know that gooseberry plants needed pruning. mine is only a year old. Should I be giving it a haircut fruitcake? 


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:45

That's a bargain! I love it. Feels lovely and crumbled. No big lumps. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:15

Planning on potting up two fruit trees ( a cherry and a plum ) which my dad purchased from Aldi for me.  might nip to the garden centre to buy a couple of big pots for them. Also going to nip to the lovely house that gives away free horse manure from the roadside for my new raised beds....all after a cup of coffee though!

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 09:59

No slopes sadly at grantham. There is a tiny margin of mud, but underneath its rubble. i really really do love what you've done. Credit to you. 

ive done a tiny bit of gorilla gardening close to my house. Planted raspberry canes, rhubarb and a gooseberry plant. All thriving but could do with a good weeding. 

African Violet

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 09:51

I think my mum and her pal used to grow and propogate these with great success. I'll ask and get back to you.

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