Braving the hounds

A few months back the dogs devastated my patch of garden. It was heart-breaking … so I focused on gardening in pots and my permaculture beds. Since then, the dogs have lost interest and the garden has bounced back. I’ve decided to give it another shot and am loading the garden with spiky aloes, hardy succulents and quick-growing ground-cover – will I be spared the canine onslaught?

A friend thinks that they only destroyed the garden because I was paying too much attention to it. When I left it alone, so did they. But I like to think they aren’t as manipulative as that …

9 Responses to Braving the hounds

  1. Bridget McNulty August 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    It looks beeyoootiful! If I was a hound I’d be there in a flash…

  2. mol-d August 17, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    looks great! just leave it to flourish and hopefully the hounds will spare it :-/

  3. Christine B. August 17, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    Surely all those pointy plants will help!? I have planted plants with thorns (like roses) where I know animals will be tempted to roll/run. It really helps.

    Good luck with the garden resuscitation.

    Christine in Alaska

  4. Niall August 18, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    Hi Christine and mol-d. Thanks, I hope the pointy plants will do the trick!

    bridget – hopefully not 😉

  5. Helen August 18, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    I think it looks better than it ever did, maybe the dogs are appreciating it!

  6. Sinead August 25, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    It looks amazing….you’ll have to garden when the dogs are not looking if that’s at all possible! But if it thrives like that on it’s own now the roots are in, all the better…’s stunning!

  7. Sprig August 25, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    thanks Sinead, it is looking great … and the dogs seem to be leaving it alone 🙂

  8. Pi August 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Still waiting for a pic of those poor, over-enthusiastic and misunderstood little gardeners

  9. Julia Vorster October 18, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    Your friend is right. I can’t count the number of times various dogs we have had have dug up plants we have bought and planted. I don’t think they are being manipulative, I think they merely see “mummy” or “daddy” digging in the garden and decide to join in.

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