It is important to have an original excuse lined up for your gardening failures. Every gardener in the world complains about the weather so that's no good. Slugs - such a cliché. Soil pH sounds dubious and fungal diseases are too specific. What I need is an excuse to cover all bases. This is where the Visiting Cat comes to my rescue with a couple of options : she will eat my plants or sleep on them. It's different, it's credible and I have photographic evidence.
Luckily for the Visiting Cat's continued access to my good will and cushions this window box belongs to a neighbour.