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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:14 pm

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Sounds like a great plan...I bet I would brush my head on it regularly! Unless it was at least 5feet off the ground...well maybe 5'8" winky-winky winky-winky winky-winky
A bit like the old Brylcreem (sp?) from years back...'a little dab will do you'... laughing wit tears
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:44 am

Are the old stick back look - they WERE the Happy Days!

Cheryl...we should NEVER let a bug beat us. I too have Never had success with cabbages - all the more reason to beat the blighters!
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:57 am

Why not put your cabbages, cauli's etc. under cover like my sister did, with the poly pipe frame and some netting? Not much of an expense compared to the vegie cage, Dan.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:03 am

Quote :
we should NEVER let a bug beat us.

Daniel.. I wonder if you will be saying that when all your roses start blooming scratch
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:11 pm

Too true Mary-Anne; too true! In fact the possums et al are still eating everything outside the cage Sad
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:58 pm

No room for the roses in there I suppose.. whistle
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:44 pm

Afraid not...and no money left to build more cages...might look a little silly also. Have been thinking about a shade house and a sun house though...I think I will be working until the next ice age to pay for all this stuff Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:56 pm

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Too true Mary-Anne; too true! In fact the possums et al are still eating everything outside the cage Sad

If the possums have found your rose bushes it'll be a miracle if you see a rose, Dan. Do they attack your roses, Mary-Anne?
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:13 pm

90 Million up for grabs on Tuesday Daniel
I don't suppose you ever buy tickets in Lotto.

Possums, What Possums Betty I prayer that I dont get any.
I would not know what a Possum looked like if I fell over it Thankfully worship
I have enough other insects to contend with club
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:37 pm

Yes, possums are in my yard and they feed above the rose bushes; I suspect they contribute to the damage on the bushes but we did get some lovely blooms last year as well, for which we are thankful!
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:40 pm

I think that you are very lucky to get some roses then Daniel..
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:44 am

Yes, the little furry darlings are renowned for their love of rose petals. I'm glad you don't get them at your place, Mary-Anne. Thankfully I own a possum trap,(loaned out right now to a friend of someone who thinks they have a possum in the ceiling), and here the possums risk their lives raiding the garden anyway because of my cats. No point in putting a curfew on the cats as the forest over the road is the favored dumping spot for the town's unwanted cats I think, judging by how many ferals there are. Mine at least are de-sexed and very well fed.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:59 am

Yes I am lucky Betty... Sad about the Cats I am not a lover of cats, but no way would I do that to any animal, even our dogs were de-sexed and locked in the house of a night..

Are you saying that if you have cats you may not get possums Question
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:46 am

I was saying that possums risk their lives coming into the garden because the big bad cats will eat them.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:07 pm

Very interesting Betty.. I wonder if Daniel and Kerry like cats
Forget it I don't think that's a good idea as they have about 20 chooks..
And Kerrie has lots of Budgerigars too..
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:37 pm

The possums around here are bigger than the cats and the chooks chase our cats... quite funny to watch... a cat will be lying in the shade having a sleep and a chook wanders over to see what it is... I've never seen a cat jump so high lol! No cat or dog in our yard is safe from the chooks or ducks - the dogs won't go near them unless we are there too


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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:43 pm

What a beautiful photo of the two Goldens with the duck. Very Happy
Mary-Anne, my cats have never bothered our chooks, though they do kill smaller birds when they can. They tend to keep the possum population controlled by possibly getting the younger possums, though I have seen a few fairly big brushes under trees. Don't know whether the two boys are like big cats and hunt together or not, wouldn't put it past them because when there is a feral cat here that they want to hunt off the place, both go after it.

Gail, in the photo of the chook on the dog's back I can almost hear her saying to the chooks that are watching "Now here is how you ride a dog".
What lovely dogs the Goldens are. So gentle.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:14 pm

Kerrie likes cats...but would not like them hurting birds; especially her budgies, cockateils, and finches. I am not a big fan of cats but don't mind sedate cats belonging to others, especially if they live inside where they cannot be predators of wildlife.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:06 pm

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I am not a big fan of cats but don't mind sedate cats belonging to others, especially if they live inside where they cannot be predators of wildlife.

I totally agree Daniel thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:41 pm

oUR DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW HAVE TWO CATS THAT LIVE INSIDE. Ooooops, capslock.

They built a cat run outside that the cats can access from the laundry; so they can get outside but cannot 'get away'. They are very well cared for cats...and very healthy.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:06 pm

Our other side next door neighbour has a wire caged cat run right near our boundary fence

We get the smell and all.. Glad we have a wide block ...
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:08 pm

Yes...it was bad for you there for a while Mary-Anne - you and Tony exercised great patience and restraint I thought.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:27 pm

There still there and the Council say they are working on it whistle
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:14 am

I thought they had reduced the number of cats in there???
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:00 am

We thought so too, but what she has done is got one of the cages moved to the middle of her block and she put green shade cloth on the side facing us, Alice our back neighbour told us, cunning woman that one.. club
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