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.
Cats do find the strangest places to sleep - it wouldn't happen to be cat mint in the window box would it?ReplyDelete
I don't think it is catmint but I suspect that all the usual places where she sleeps are soggy because it has been so wet.Delete
Oh feline fiendishness - now that's a perfectly good excuse to explain away any mishaps in the garden Alice. Why haven't I come up with that one before now?ReplyDelete
You are probably a lovely person and would not dream of blaming a poor little cat for every failure in your garden. Unlike me.Delete
We have two cats (ours) and one dog (also ours) who hold no truck with boundaries in the garden. Smashed cold frame (stupid cat falling off wall above – no damage whatsoever to cat, lots of damage to cold frame and plants); 'nests' in the borders where they've been sleeping; flattened plants where dog has charged around. It's important to be philosophical.ReplyDelete
I suppose you have balance up the negatives ('help' in the garden) against the positives (photo ops). It evens out in the end.Delete
I used to wonder why my fledgling lemon verbena looked sat uponReplyDelete
till I saw Chocolat liked to sit Just There - but the lemon verbena survived and soared up!
I wonder if the smell of lemon verbena is as attractive to cats as catmint - it has a similar musky note.Delete