Everyone knows that my cats and freshly dug garden spaces don’t mix. Not even a little. As much as I love my three furry monsters, I can’t stand it when they decide to do their business on my freshly planted out lobelia. Just makes my blood boil.
So, after looking at the garden plan again and looking at my ‘in desperate need of planting out’ herbs I decided that I would have to take a different approach to the back garden space. Armed with some bamboo, netting and garden wire I set to work on making the herb garden more of a herb garden and less of a cat crapping ground.
This is the end result:
Now, is this a tried and tested method? I’m not sure.
Will it work? I don’t know. But surely it’s worth a try? I shall be on regular poo watch.
For anyone interested in what is planted out in the herb patch so far, I have: Thyme (Archers Gold & Creeping Red), Rosemary, Coriander, Dill, Sage, Fennel, Oregano and Parsley (I think), although there might be more.
How many of you have similar problems with cats and how do you stop them turning your garden space into toilets?
I haven’t really done much in the garden over the past few days. I’ve been ‘taking it easy’ and enjoying the warm weather.
So, updates so far.
I was greeted at 7am by the peeking cucumber and then just now….
Such a difference a few hours makes…. The leaf uncurling!
Managed to re-pot all 100 Lavender seedlings.
My gorgeous Peas, beginning to flower!
New Pea Planter – So chuffed with this that I might have to purchase one for the beans 😀
The strawberries we inherited last year have been trimmed back and are looking lovely and green.
And Alfie decided he’d sooner take naps in the greenhouse…..
Alfie, whats the deal with sitting in my sink?
My morning check-up rounds have discovered that some things are popping through!
If anyone is a regular reader, would you be able to take a quick look at my salad leaves below.
They’ve been doing ever so well, but since potting-on the outer leaves have started to shrivel up and die. The main crop leaf seems wonderful and healthy. I guess I’m just a bit concerned that I’m doing something wrong? I gave my Mum the same leaves and hers look nothing like mine (I grew them all from seed) mind you, hers have been inside a greenhouse.
So yeah, any hints, tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!
I’m leaving you this morning with a snap of my Sunflowers – Or should I say Jessica’s.
Aren’t they looking big now?
I woke up this morning to find that one of my Lemon Balm cuttings has become Alfie’s latest play-thing.
So armed with a fresh cutting, my next point of action was this:
Try and get at them now, you little swine!!
This morning I let the cats out as normal and after going to relieve themselves (I’m guessing that’s what they needed to do!) – I caught Monty having a good sniff at the strawberry plants. A second later, I caught him biting at the flowers and I actually caught him mid-bite, before spraying him with some water.
Having plants around my cats is such a bad idea…. It was Alfie pulling up the Sunflowers a few days ago. The buggers!
All seedlings are doing very well and without wanting to bore you with pictures galore of all of them, I’ve uploaded progress pics to my Flickr account and I shall continue to do so. So if I’ve not posted a pic of a particular thing I’m growing on my blog. Be sure to find it here.
Also potted up some Morning Glory last night, for my front garden. Can’t wait to see if they do actually come through. Got my Cornflower Blue Balls through the post this morning, so might pot them tonight.
Things I’m waiting for: Common Fennel seeds, Border Auriculas (young plant) and some Lemon Balm seeds.
Maybe not so much a good day. Just caught my youngest cat, Alfie snatch a sunflower seedling out of the tray which is sitting on my kitchen windowsill.
What is it with our cats??