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Katrine Boyle's forum posts

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Re: Plants toxic to dogs

from Katrine

Hi Angie
Thanks for your reply.
It's a big list isn;t in. Most of the plants I have that are on the list are in containers, and I;ve moved them to a safe place. Hoping for a chance to discuss the full list with a vet soon. But, I think you made a really good point - hopefully our pets will be savvy enough not to eat anything that would prove harmful to them.
Thanks again, Katrine

  • Posted: Thu. 13th September 2012 19:01

Re: Re: Plants toxic to dogs

from Katrine

Hi Kathy
Many thanks for your reply. Seems I've several plants I'll have to remove from my garden. Do you know if the plants are toxic if the dogs just sniffs of touches them, or do the problems arise only if digested?
Also, would you mind if I share your reply with the Greyhound Sanctuary? Greyhounds are very fragile in dealing with toxins and even medications - I'm sure many other owners would greatly appreciate your knowledge.
Many thanks
Katrine

  • Posted: Thu. 6th September 2012 19:34

Plants toxic to dogs

from Katrine

Hi there
I'm just about to get a rescue greyhound {very excited:)) and I've heard that lillies are very toxic to cats. Does anyone know if that applies to dogs too?
Also are there any other plants I should be avoiding or removing?
Many thanks
Katrine

  • Posted: Wed. 5th September 2012 11:29
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photos of ?black spot on gunnii

from Katrine

Hi
Here are some photos of the gunnii
Katrine

  • Posted: Thu. 31st May 2012 15:11

?black spot

from Katrine

Hi
I have a one year old gunnii which is growing really well, but the leaves are turning deep pink and have random black spots on them. Someone has told me this is a disease called black spot. Don't know if that info is correct, and is it is how to treat the young tree? Any help would be great. Thanks.
Katrine

  • Posted: Wed. 30th May 2012 16:45
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Re: Re: the golden ring?

from Katrine

Hi Kathy
Yes the plants were bought from mail order. I contacted the seller and was told that the plants were much darker than advertised because the current foliage is mature, but when new leaves appear they will have the golden ring. I don't know if that is accurate advice, hence my question.
I've looked at the photo on shoot, and it is very like the plants I have in regards to the main foliage colour (except mine have no golden ring). But the photos that were used to advertise the plants had very beautiful pastel coloured leaves - pale pinks, lavender and pale blue, all with very bright golden rings.

If the plant does darken to the degree mine has as the leaves mature, I think that should have been stated by the seller.
My plants are lovely and healthy, but they are nothing like I expected at all, and I'm still confused as to what colour to expect the new foliage to be. All rather disturbing.

Thanks for all your help
Katrine

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd May 2011 21:54

the golden ring?

from Katrine

Hi
I ordered three of these Golden Ring shrubs which have just arrived. They are very dull in colour and there's not even a hint of the golden ring on any of the leaves. Should the golden ring be present all the time, or just during certain months?
I'm so disappointed.
Thanks
Katrine

  • Posted: Mon. 16th May 2011 14:07
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Re: Re: dividing a plant?

from Katrine

Hi Kathy
Thanks for your reply. I'm so glad I didn't blunder ahead and damage this lovely little plants. Still so much to learn:)
Katrine

  • Posted: Fri. 13th May 2011 00:02

dividing a plant?

from Katrine

Hi
I have a rather large Korma plant, and would like to divide it into three smaller plants, is that possible? how would it best be accomplished? and would it cause any harm to the plant?
I'm a completely new to garden, and have never tried anything like this before.
Any suggestions would be very welcome.
Many thanks,
Katrine

  • Posted: Wed. 11th May 2011 00:57
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Re: Re: Bewildered by Aspects!

from Katrine

Hi Nicola
Thanks so much for your advise.
I've worked out how to creat my other gardens - so that's real progress.
I'm re-reading the article you suggested, and will hopefully with some study come to terms with the whole Aspect concept. I didn't grasp before that Aspect related so closely to the amount of sunlight. However, having now learned that basic fact, I now find myself confused about the difference between Aspect and Full Sun/ Shade concept. I suspect I'm still missing something vital here.
As I've just recently learned how to creat other gardens, all my plants in Plants I Have Lists are "assumed" to be in my back garden, and my other gardens have no plants listed:) So I need to sort that out, and find out if the placements I've planned are actually suitable for the plants.

I feel really silly admitting this, but I've become really attached to my plants, and I'm really going to miss the ones I plant out front, as there is nowhere my wheelchair can sit out there. I'm finding I love having all these "little ones" around me (there should be a blush emoticon here). I guess discovering that I can actually grow beautiful, living things has touched me more deeply than I ever expected. I'm finding the life growing around me a delight:) And the advise from Shoot priceless - so a huge thank you to everyone for helping me find such joy:)
Katrine

  • Posted: Tue. 3rd May 2011 23:05