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Bargains and the cat.

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By anget

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We went looking for furniture yesterday. As usual, no luck. However in the garden section of the Dept. Store they had some badly neglected plants for £1 each. How could one refuse?

Immediately we parked on our drive, Malkin was waiting for us on top of the gate, as usual. As we unloaded he hopped into the back of the car and before we could stop him was avidly chewing at the spindly catmint. So I booted him out and placed the plants in the garage for safe keeping until I could get round to sorting them out, which I did this morning. I offered him the offcuts where the mint had been tidied up. This is the result: one happy feline!


(Apologies to all you non-cat-lovers out there!)

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ive tryed and tryed to grow catmint but to no avail,every cat in the area can smell it I think,well shopped tho I love a bargain

3 Jul, 2021

 

I have lost 2 catmints to the cats, L'bug. I had one in the front garden and I couldn't work out why it was so slow in growing to any size (!), and a pink one in the back that I caught my 2 enjoying for breakfast every morning. That's given up the ghost this year..
This one I will keep in a pot and allow only limited access...

3 Jul, 2021

 

I have lost 2 catmints to the cats, L'bug. I had one in the front garden and I couldn't work out why it was so slow in growing to any size (!), and a pink one in the back that I caught my 2 enjoying for breakfast every morning. That's given up the ghost this year..
This one I will keep in a pot and allow only limited access...

3 Jul, 2021

 

That made me chuckle, Anget.
I have never seen blue buddleja. The iris is pretty too and such bargain.

3 Jul, 2021

 

I think it will be a light mauve, Klahanie, we shall see. The 'Buzz' series don't get too enormous (about 4ft) so good for the average-sized UK garden.
Malkin is usually quite undemonstrative, but you can see he got 'high' on the mint!

3 Jul, 2021

 

Good job it was a bargain buy. I don't think somehow its going to succeed in your garden.

3 Jul, 2021

 

Me neither, but I shall keep an eye on it!

3 Jul, 2021

 

Love seeing Malkin so enthusiastic … what a treat!

Hope you’ll have room for your new plants, your garden looks quite full already 🙂.

4 Jul, 2021

 

Fantastic pics of Malkin, Ange!!!! Absolutely hilarious!!!!
I was gifted some catmint by Shirley last year and it’s gone!!! All of it sadly, but it was well sniffed and caressed by a certain little tuxedo cat beforehand!

4 Jul, 2021

 

Sheila, you are absolutely correct - the garden is over full. Some things are being turfed out!

Yes, Kate, my mint disappeared under mysterious circumstances, too. Down to the neighbourhood moggies, I think. Especially the one in the front garden.

5 Jul, 2021

 

I would love to have some cat mint but there are quite a few cats round here, but as much as I like them, I would prefer them to" go "
in someone elses garden! lol

5 Jul, 2021

 

One of our cats loves catmint and the other isn't interested. When we did have one who loved it I covered it with an old upended wire hanging basket so there was always a bit left in the middle. Never seen one go at it like Malkin - you'll be having to send him to rehab! Wonder if he could get through a whole Six Hills Giant??

5 Jul, 2021

 

It's always the way, isn't it, Rose. Naughty cats! I get just as annoyed with yapping dogs! There's always something..

Yorks, it was the 'Six Hills Giant' which was demolished in my front garden! Perhaps I can blame Malkin for that one!

5 Jul, 2021

 

A beautiful cat. I hope some of your buys thrive for you. I think the secret with the catmint is to protect it just until it gets established. Mine is OK even though all the local moggies have a share. They seem to leave one called Junior walker alone & tuck into the 6 Hills Giant, which is giant so ok.

5 Jul, 2021

 

Yes, Fever, I should have tried harder to protect mine when they were little.

5 Jul, 2021

 

I think it is very wrong of you all to laugh about another soul's addictions! You should be thoroughly ashamed! 😉Poor Malkin! Can't help himself. 😔 He looks beautiful....as does the potential for your new bargain plants 😁

8 Jul, 2021

 

Good to meet you, Katyhelen. Malkin looks at what I do with a bemused expression sometimes too!

8 Jul, 2021

 

You can protect catmint with one of those wire hanging baskets if you happen to have an old one skulking in a corner of the shed. Just invert it over the plant and however much they nibble the longer shoots there's always a bit left in the middle. Worked for me anyway. You tend not to see the wire when the plant has grown through it.
Katyhelen, we aren't all bad - lots of us really love our cats and if we laugh behind their backs they are no wiser...They bring us lots of joy. Welcome to Goy, you will find us very friendly.

9 Jul, 2021

 

He's beautiful i wont one i love burmese

25 Jul, 2021

 

He's a Korat, Stripes - a Thai breed. But lovely, nonetheless!

25 Jul, 2021

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