Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
Found this on the lawn yesterday...under the pole from which it was hanging. Thelma (large labrador type 'child' of ours) had pulled the plant down (it hung 4' off the ground) and she ate away at the roots...trying to find the FishMeal based fertilizer she might find. I pulled it into the greenhouse, cut off all of the broken vines (lots), repotted her and now will sit and wait for recovery while she is in ICU. Am quite curious as to what it is as the tag is lost...but I love the leaves...boring but very lush.
Oh my God, I hope it recovers nicely, offering my prayers to Hoya Gods........... must be very frustrating,given the time and energy spent in growing the plants.
And that Labrador is quite a jumper......4 feet ! I do not have dogs but that is probably not a big height for them.
Carol, I'd rather have a curious dog anyday....disinterested would be boring!!
I now have to keep a slab of concrete wedged against my greenhouse door. They know where the bonemeal WAS kept, and go back quite frequently to see if I've got anymore....little rascals
They do tend to leave the door open, rather than closing it behind themselves though, maybe more training is required
My dog doesn't bother them...but the "bleeping" squirrels will eat the H. mindensoris blooms if I don't bring it into the porch when it's blooming...they don't bother the other ones...just this one...at least so far.
Name: Laura Gardiner Manitoba, Canada You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Ah! Waldo helped himself last year to a few mouthfulls of bonemeal. I wondered about that...
Usually he's pretty good...I plucked a flower off my carnosa 'Tricolour' and offered it to Waldo,
at first he sniffed it, then gingerly, tried to take it into his mouth...
Sorry abt the Hoya Carol. That Thelma is so busy!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
Bonemeal seems to be favorite dish for animals...... First time ever, I bought a small bag,last month for my plants. Sprinkled and mixed it and watered it in soil and left rest of the bag in porch( properly closed and double bagged and then stored in a bucket), to finish off next day. When I went to look for it, Iound it spread all over the floor, nowhere close to what I had in bag. I was so confused.. ...... where did it go..... how did this happen ?
Then I read a post somewhere on this forum about animals going after plants for bonemeal and decided I would not buy it again. Same for fish emulsion.
i admire courage and patience of people who own pets.....so much work.......probably worth it after all the pluses and minuses.
The destruction, I can't help with - the 'gas' - simple, charcoal bones, sorts it out every time!! Especially for labs, who could eat til Xmas!
My lab x collie has a very lab appetite - we joke thats she's never had a full tummy yet
My hubby has just found Jo (our Labxcollie) in the chicken run. It appears she has worked out how to use the rat-proof chicken feeder. The chucks stand on a treadle to raise the lid protecting the food - so does the ever-hungry-scrounger-dog!!
Oh I feel for you Carol, but it's also kind of funny.... Did you give the hoya CPR??
I didn't realize animals like bonemeal. I usually have a box outside for feeding my plants and none of the wild life around so far touch it.