Sunday, February 6, 2011

This & That, Over There

Ohai! Here are some things I've been talking about at my gardening blog:

~ Make your own suet cakes for birds
~ Survive the long winter as a gardener
~ Learn how climate change will affect our gardens
~ Rebloom your amaryllis in six easy steps
~ Try something new in your garden this year ('cuz 2011 is gonna bring it!)

Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my last post. I'm trying to keep the blog alive, thanks to some ideas many of you have given me.

This photo is gratuitous, but if you're interested in growing grass indoors for your cats, it's entirely cheap and easy, and cats love it.


  1. Has it been that long? Unreal! The cat looks mighty happy!

  2. Meow! Lookin' good James!

    Good to see you back Monica!

  3. great to have you back! that photo looks great

  4. Hi Monica, I was thinking about you the other day. I was in the garden centre looking at seeds and a variety of nasturtiums caught my eye....Of course, you came to mind and your lovely 'nasties' posts.

    I gave my friend a packet of cat grass seeds but she never grew it......

    Hope you are well and happy...

  5. Amaryllis. Oh! We have one in a box that didn't get planted in its pot.

    The grass. Of course, that lands up being very interesting.

    I like grass and think it's a wonderful idea to bring it to prominence in a window box with the light shining through. (Until it flowers. Then I'd sneeze.) But - how do you stop cats getting up and onto it? Upright grass in pretty. Squashed is not.

    Happy latest blog post.


  6. Good to see you here again Monica. Your cat looks mighty happy with that lovely stand of grass. I would like to see green grass like this too.

  7. P.S. 2011 has been a bitch so far. I see in the background the snow has piled up at your place too.

  8. She lives! Welcome back from hiatus!

  9. Liebe Monica, ich freue mich, dass Du wieder zurueck bist!
    Hier in Deutschland scheint es langsam Fruehling zu werden und ueberall schauen schon die Schneegloeckchen und Winterlinge aus dem Boden.
    Ich freue mich auf neue interessante Beitraege und Ideen von Dir,
    liebe Gruesse, Monika

  10. Hallo Monica
    Schön, dass Du wieder da bist! Habe die Hoffnung ja nie aufgegeben:o).
    Das mit dem Katzengrass habe ich auch schon mal gemacht, allerdings für meine Kaninchen... denen hat's auch geschmeckt. Hübsche Mietze hast du da.
    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

  11. Have I ever missed you~xxoogail Welcome back!

  12. So glad to have you back, Monica! I still haven't tried growing cat grass, and I'm not sure why I haven't. I'm sure Toby and Tarzan and the gang would enjoy it just as much as Jimi does.

    I've been gone and been busy....but the Flower Show looks like a go!

  13. Catching up on my blog reading after a few days away - delighted to 'hear' your voice :)

  14. Keep right on blogging Monica, having you on FB just isn't quite the same - still good, but not quite the same! :)