HI all I hope you can assist, for quite a few years I have resisted starting a garden as I am concerned about which basic plants are poisionous to animals.. espically cats. I have looked at various sites and RSPCA.. and local nursery cant give me a yes or no as they dont know. Very Frustrating!!. I usually put plants in pots, as i seems to kill them with kindness.
And id like to build a hedge fence as I simply cant afford a new fence.
Id like to plant sucullents, 1st if possible as land is so bare and dry and then build apon that , I also want to create shade for my 3 cats too , but I am NOT a garden person as I cant maintain a Acre and a half of land by myself!! Any suggestions idea would be greatly and dearly appreciated. I would never forgive myself if i planted something and it harmed them . I live alone and low maintence is key. Many Thanks To all. Trayzee.
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You don't need to worry about your cats. Very few plants are toxic to them, and they will typically leave them alone anyway.
But RSPCA Victoria do have a list that you might like to consult just for peace of mind - http://www.rspcavic.org/cats-toxic-plants
And here's some hedging suggestions - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Garden/Hedging-plant-suggestions-please/m-p/12511
Have you thought about a camelia for a front hedge? Once they get going they are very easy to look after.
Hi @greygardener. Many Many thanks for your insight and knowlege, it is much appreciated. I actually have thought about a front hedge, but i really need something to block the fence that is falling down between my neighbour and I. I would have paided for a basic fence , with some type of mesh.. basically to keep neighbours dogs out. and to look decent.I did approach my neighbour who ive had for many years and is a lovely lady.. but she cant go halves ( $ 750.00 ) . and i really dont want to do the whole mediation thing, as i actually LIKE and NEED my neighbours. So I shall prevail and Yes I have looked at the RSPCA site (for QLD ) too. Many Thanks again @greygardener you have restored my faith.!!! Thank you again @greygardener. Bye. @ trayzee67.
Are you able to post a photo of your fence? We might be able to help suggest ways to extend its life and keep the neighbourhood dogs out. Eg some chicken wire across the bottom?
No problem @trayzee67. Perhaps just get something bushy that is very fast growing then. Pittosporum?
Hi Ahoy, Thanks for your idea. yes i shall post a pic of the new fence i hired men to make. Would love to hide neighbours area. shall post with in a few days. ( im still recovering from helping the men make it!! too many bruises and cuts at moment. thanks again Ahoy.
I may need some plant advice as i bought a hardy plant but it did not have name of plant. Talk soon. AHOY.
HI Ahoy please find pics of Fence (redone) and some plants i have no idea what they are called, hoping someone could identify them for me. Have tried Bunnings, local nursery, even plant books. if anyone can help , would be gretly appreciated. Was wondering also as I have never heard of PITTOSPORUM which you mentioned im wondering if they will grow in the darling downs and where we are we have black soil : (. Any help suggestions from others greatley appreciated. Will have to buy plant in tubing stages, due to amount of ???s spent Just on 3 basic items. THanks all.
I would be surprised if pittosporum didn't do well - they seem to thrive anywhere.
HI Grey Gardener ,
Many thanks for your reply.. yes I have looked at these on Bunnings Page too. I shall be having a good look at some of these in the next week. Thanks for your help.