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Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 348
I’ve recently transplanted my leeks to their final spot and they were looking great. Then my lovely dog decided to go digging in my beds and he’s dug up a few of the leeks and buried most of the others and filled in their nicely dibbed holes.

The only solution is to disown him and give him away to anyone willing to take on a leek killer.

In the mean time, I’ve erected an anti dog fence. Now just need to figure out how to electrify it.


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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,590
    Looks a lot like our Rasta doggy - a rescue so breed unknown.

    I cleverly planted a new shade bed under some trees and shrubs between us and our neighbours.   They have a greyhound/Retriever cross so our pair instantly raced all over my new beds as they chased along our boundary trying to say hello.   I have had to erect a 90cm high wire mesh fence around it as a temporary measure while I work out a more attractive solution that our big bouncy Labrador can't get over.

    Hope yours works.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,486
    That's a mugshot of a hardened criminal 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,538
    I'm tempted to offer mine too - see avatar
    Like you I 'fenced-off' an area where I'm growing sweetcorn and nicotiana sylvestris (an unusual combo, granted) using bamboo canes and string - took about an hour.
    A bit later she spotted a fox right at the end of the garden and went through the lot! snapped bamboo canes and string everywhere. She missed the sweetcorn, but several nicotiana are flattened, so now I've got to try and block her view down the garden entirely...
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,590
    Our veggie plot is fenced but we had to remove the gate to let a mini digger in to level and plough it for us before we started as it is a former donkey paddock.  OH hasn't been in any hurry to get the new gates back on and I can't lift them onto hinges by myself.   The worst I've had so far tho is 36kilos of Labrador sat on my newly sprouted potatoes........
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  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 1,187
    My Siberian Husky had a penchant for courgettes which she ate by taking them in her mouth and pulling so that the plant came up with the courgette. 
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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,238
    All you big dog owners, you should have gone for small! My Chihuahua could only reach to smell the flowers, mind you if it reached the floor then it was his.😁
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,668
    One of my Spanish water dogs thinks a raised veg bed is the perfect comfy place to lie and has flattened a fair number of plants, but the worst are our two inherited cats who think the beds are giant kitty litters  :#
  • Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 348
    Between the dog and the kids, the poor veggies don’t stand much of a chance.

    Although I found my two kids sat on the wall picking peas and eating them. Made me so happy!
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,466
    What you all need is a Border Collie! I trained Tigger not to walk in the flower garden lawn or dig in my flower beds. I am lucky to have rough and wild bits in my garden and I'm surrounded by forest. Being a dog of very big brain he quickly understood and behaved perfectly until he was incontinent and lame the last few months of his life. How I miss him.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
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