THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:34 pm

We are suddenly HOT here. Close to 30C however there is a bit of a wind so isn't feeling as hot as it actually is.

Your Daddy fox looks nice. His coat is in tip top condition.

I agree too that if somebody is allowing a cat to roam free and it happens to be diabetic then ???

Met up with my gf this morning and she told me they have just purchased a cat. It is a Persian, will be 8 weeks old this coming weekend and so they'll be picking her up early next week. They've named her Angel. Am figuring I'll see her in due course. They've been looking for another pet as their Pug passed last year. I was thinking they'd get another dog and probably a Pug so was a bit of a surprise when they said a kitten was joining the family.

Now I'm home and watching tv. Too hot to be doing much else of anything outside although I did have a slight burst of energy this morning and got out a gallon of black paint that I'll use to trim out the fence with.



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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by Horus » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:36 am

Send us some of that hot weather.
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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by Grandad » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:57 am

@LovelyLadyLux
Yes LLL, he is looking pretty good but I believe there is only one cub this year so him and mum had it fairly easy rearing just one. Last year there were five :o
The cat is lovely and visits us most days. She seems to like men and always jumps up on my lap and nudges or even nips my hand to make a fuss of her. I am not over keen on cats but I do like this one and it seems to be mutual :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by Grandad » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:42 pm

Some days ago I tried to upload a short vid without success. I have had to resort to Youtube and as it is just 15 seconds long I have duplicated it. It shows this years single cub with mum on 31 May 2019.

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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by Horus » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:06 pm

Very cute Grandad :up
It is a bit of a pain having to upload to Youtube, but at least it solves the problem. :)
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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:57 pm

@Grandad - your foxes are looking good and if Mom & Dad have only had 1 this year that'll be cool for them to have had the break of children for one year! We all deserve a break.

I also like your new avatar. Looks terrific.

We're still in heat wave territory so am thinking I'll have to be out there watering late tonight. Everything dries out fast here.

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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by Grandad » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:32 pm

HOSTAS, A GOOD TIP FOR KEEPING SLUGS AT BAY.
On Gardeners World last evening they visited a nursery that grows nothing but Hostas. They have around 850 varieties in the collection, of which about 400 are available online. So, if anyone would have a slug problem, they would.
Their method of combatting slugs is to use a Garlic Wash. To make the concentrate they boil two garlic cloves in 2 litres of water. This is strained to remove any small particles. They put a 'glug' (their description :lol: ) of the concentrate in a spray can of water and mix well. They spray the leaves once a week and that controls those pesky slugs.
Good tip I thought. Seeing their range of colours, varigations and size; it occurred to me that you could quite easily design a lovely garden with nothing but Hostas.... :
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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:14 pm

Good tip. I've never heard of that but if it works it would definitely be a terrific thing to combat the slugs. I've yet to see a slug on my hostas out front OR any evidence they're chewing away at the leaves. No sign of them outback but I know we have humungously large slugs here. Might just make some as I've got sprayers so would be really easy to make.

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Re: THE NEW SEASON IN THE GARDEN - 2019

Post by Horus » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:20 pm

It should also keep the vampires at bay :a9:
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