What issues are you having in your garden?

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    Oct 04, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    If there was a garden banner I would of put this there, but there's not, so it's here.

    For me it's the bloody drop bears at my back door.
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    Oct 04, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    Cats trampling the flowers in my window boxes.

    If I wasn't so nice I would line barbed wire throughout my plants!
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    Oct 04, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    26mileman saidCats trampling the flowers in my window boxes.

    If I wasn't so nice I would line barbed wire throughout my plants!


    Black pepper works because cats hate to sneeze.

    For me, it is those freaking slugs eating my succulents' leaves.
  • Fritter

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    Oct 04, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    My issue is that I don't have one! (Garden that is) icon_redface.gif
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    Oct 04, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    My issue is that it's October and everything is dying back in preperation for winter. Besides for raking leaves, Im planting bulbs.
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    Oct 04, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    Cops spraying herbicide on my marijuana plants.
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    Oct 04, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    Caslon15000 saidCops spraying herbicide on my marijuana plants.


    Damn! That sucks!
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    Oct 04, 2010 6:13 PM GMT
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    aunty_jack saidIf there was a garden banner I would of put this there, but there's not, so it's here.

    For me it's the bloody drop bears at my back door.


    u have bears in australia?


    There they are almost a cross between a possum and a Koala bear; drop bears. They drop from trees and such, for me it's the decking at the back door. They can be aggressive and shit everywhere.
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    Oct 04, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
    Caslon15000 saidCops spraying herbicide on my marijuana plants.


    Ge's and i am in so much pain at the moment in my right knee dew to Rheumatoid Arthritis, I could do with a new joint.
  • wellwell

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    Oct 04, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    I share a local complaint, this year. Nothing is ripening on time. The tomatoes don't turn red; until they have rotten. Enormous (& oldest) watermelons when cut into, are not fully ripe; in spite of, all "normal" indicators. It seems universal in the Albq. community. :-(
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    Oct 04, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    Stink bugs. They destroyed my squash plants this year. They are everywhere and nothing kills them or eats them. icon_mad.gif
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    Oct 04, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    Geoedward saidStink bugs. They destroyed my squash plants this year. They are everywhere and nothing kills them or eats them. icon_mad.gif


    Yes! I guess it was the drought, but the entire northeastern US is suffering from those stink bastards!
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    Oct 04, 2010 6:55 PM GMT
    aunty_jack said
    Caslon15000 saidCops spraying herbicide on my marijuana plants.


    Ge's and i am in so much pain at the moment in my right knee dew to Rheumatoid Arthritis, I could do with a new joint.


    It might also help to take your mind off that tortuous pun.
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    Oct 04, 2010 7:02 PM GMT


    My Rat Terrier has learned to jump over the fence to my vegetable patch so that she can take bites out of the (finally) ripe tomatoes. Other than that, things are going great at the end of the growing season. (Anybody have any good recipes for tomatoes?)
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    Oct 09, 2010 10:42 AM GMT
    flieslikeabeagle said

    My Rat Terrier has learned to jump over the fence to my vegetable patch so that she can take bites out of the (finally) ripe tomatoes. Other than that, things are going great at the end of the growing season. (Anybody have any good recipes for tomatoes?)


    Mine may not be of any help to you as you need green tomato for me green tomato chutney.
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    Oct 09, 2010 10:43 AM GMT
    LOVALOT said
    aunty_jack said
    LOVALOT said
    aunty_jack saidIf there was a garden banner I would of put this there, but there's not, so it's here.

    For me it's the bloody drop bears at my back door.


    u have bears in australia?


    There they are almost a cross between a possum and a Koala bear; drop bears. They drop from trees and such, for me it's the decking at the back door. They can be aggressive and shit everywhere.


    yeah, for sure. they're like the oz version of the chupacabra.

    dropbears2.jpg


    You know drop bears look something like that, but they have tails.
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    Oct 09, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    Squirrels digging up newly planted pansy plants while burying acorns.
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    Oct 10, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
    My evergreens all turn brown and dieicon_cry.gif
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    Oct 10, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    The sudden cold wave killed some of my fall plants icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 10, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Those damn ass deer and rabbits... they are everywhere and the deer can't get enough of my tomato plants during the summer. They even break through the barbed fencing.
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    Oct 10, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    my pretty maids aren't all in a row
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    Oct 10, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    QuadraticEquation saidThose damn ass deer and rabbits... they are everywhere and the deer can't get enough of my tomato plants during the summer. They even break through the barbed fencing.


    Not sure how big your garden is, but a rocky buffer around your garden will deter deer -- the ankles of a deer are really fragile and if they walk on the rocky surface, they will injure their ankles; they will not even walk on uneven surfaces.

    unless you have room for a 9+ ft fence, a gated barrier is pretty useless considering deer can jump high as heck!
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    Oct 10, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    I once had a cactus named Fred. Then my father over-watered him and he died.

    Rude.

    I actually regret putting him outside with my father's plants. He was doing fine on my bathroom window sill (I was taking care of him at the time).

    I may replant the bulb (if it is a bulb) or cut it open to see if I can find seeds.
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    Oct 10, 2010 7:23 AM GMT
    It's October and I'm still waiting for a bunch of my plants to get with the program and bloom already. Some of the perennial (ahem) underperformers include the floss silk tree, the jacaranda, a couple of trumpet vines, the Cape plumbago, the night-blooming jasmine, the glory lily (which, to its credit, decided to show up above ground this year after several years of dormancy). Some of these guys haven't bloomed ever! Sigh, I guess I'll have to wait till next year...again.
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    Oct 10, 2010 7:46 AM GMT
    zotamorf62 saidIt's October and I'm still waiting for a bunch of my plants to get with the program and bloom already. Some of the perennial (ahem) underperformers include the floss silk tree, the jacaranda, a couple of trumpet vines, the Cape plumbago, the night-blooming jasmine, the glory lily (which, to its credit, decided to show up above ground this year after several years of dormancy). Some of these guys haven't bloomed ever! Sigh, I guess I'll have to wait till next year...again.


    it's spring now down here in Oz but in Winter I had magnolias flowering, as well Bearded Irises.