My top tip for keeping cats, foxes and birds off your newly sown beds

Frequently I see people comment on social media about the difficulty of keeping cats, foxes and other creatures, off their newly sown beds. I thought I’d share my tip, which pretty much always works. Right: Parsnip seed These are newly …

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Yoghurt lid day

Merlyn loves yoghurt*. He cannot hear us call out to him to come in at night, but can hear a yoghurt pot opening from a mile off. Of course, you are not really supposed to give cats dairy, even though …

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A cat’s doona

We bought a new doona* and barely got it on the bed before Merlyn claimed it as his. *Doona is the Aussie word for Duvet. I prefer Doona, it sounds snug and warm. Duvet sounds like Bidet, and well, I …

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