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“Pussy cat, pussy cat,

Where have you been?”

“In other folk’s gardens.

You know what I mean?”


I’m grateful to some

For the digging they do:

Where the soil’s nice and soft

Is the best place to poo.


A favourite game

Always keeps me enchanted,

And that’s to destroy

All the things they’ve just planted.


Late springtime arrives

With its own special treat.

I love baby birds:

They’re delicious to eat.


People try to deter me,

But keep on forgetting

That moggies on missions

Can cope with their netting.


There are gadgets emitting

A highly-pitched squeal.

Imagine, with those,

How unwelcome I feel.


I find tiger wee sprinkled -

Purr-lease spare me that.

I know it’s a con



I continue, unfazed,

On my usual route,

Then return to my owners,

Who think I am cute.



© Maggie Ballinger 2013





  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,029


    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,284

    Advertising for a book.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800


    Is that allowed? 

  • BenDoverBenDover Posts: 484

    No.  Best if we ignore it and then it will disappear into the midst of former postings that nobody looks at......



  • We know from long experience that blog views don't sell thousands of books.

    But aplogies if we've upset anyone. And we're still "hounded" by cats in our garden!

  • Mike, I think it's accepted on here that we can let each other know of bargains and good (or bad) service to be had - as long as it's not our company and we're not related to the owner or not major shareholders etc.  

    If anyone has a company or a produce of their own that they wish to promote then they should pay for advertising in the proper way.  

    After all GW magazine is a commercial company whose revenue depends on it's income from advertising image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,029

    We had a thread recently, and last year, about various composts and their merits or otherwise Mike, and  what experience we had of online plant suppliers etc. which led to a thread about 'the good guys' - nurseries or suppliers who had given good service. We've also recommended GCs or nurseries we personally use so that others in our own areas can go there knowing what they can expect to find. That's the sort of thing that's ok image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    Hi Mike, i understand your question and the concern from other readers,i think once people get used to your name and get to sort of know you then they dont mind as  a bit of info on bargains is good as the others said, Like at the moment i cant get into the garage to make anything so iv noticed a really good looking Mason Bee  HoteL for £20 that im sure others will be interested in,it can be easily taken to pieces in summer to clean looks like a swiss chalet iv got to have one, hope sombody has a look and agrees its a bargain, good luck all,and thanks Dove for the hedgehog info soon as i can im building a couple,in the meantime the dog foods on shopping list,anybody want a dog biscuit,

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    I think Dove and Fairy have given good answers, it's ok to make suggestions to each other as long as there is no financial gain personally (for example if Dove suddenly, tried to sell us all her marmalade she had made this morning LOL). In the end we are all here to help each other but not to make any money. I am very grateful of shop recommendations as I need to fill a garden on a budget image
  • Yes, but how do I stop cats using my small garden as a litter tray? Please.

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