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midnightgardener

Writer. Wildlife lover and keen gardener from Wakefield, with 2 cats; Coco and Henry. A Golden Doodle girl Millie and a little girl Lucy pup 💕💕💕

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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midnightgardener

A sad and sorry post. This is what's left of my Lobellia. I'm not happy at all. For some reason Lucy pup goes for this plant. She's been gnawing away at the strong stalks 😨Well the little sod won't be doing that tomorrow I've cut it down. She better leave my garden alone from now on.

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lilybee

Have a look at @pauline33, I seem to remember she put something round her borders to stop her puppy getting to the plants! 🙂 @midnightgardener

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pauline33

Oh dear joys of having a puppy 🙄 you’re right Sue @lilybee I call it my puppy guard and it is reasonably successful it’s curly plant stakes I got from Aldi which I bent to make a kind of fence 🐾🐾❤️

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midnightgardener

@lilybee Thank you Sue. I should have thought to do that but a bit late now. For that plant anyway. I do think other areas are in danger though I'm sure she's knocked over a sunflower too but it looks to be intact. 😊😊

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midnightgardener

@pauline33 Could you post a pic of your puppy proof guard. Please tag me 😊😊

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pauline33

I certainly will 👌

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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midnightgardener

I can see buds forming on this; I'm just hoping these freak downpours have finished before flowers appear. Please be kind weather 😊😊❤❤

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valjones-hughes

Waiting for mine too. Too much rain on the horizon for my liking!

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midnightgardener

@valjones-hughes Me too. It-s from one extreme to another. Keely just told me that a farmer had lost everything. It puts things into context when you hear such sad and awful things. I haven't seen the news yet but there's more rain to come I'm told 😯

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