More incentive to establish a garden

@JudyEv (255357)
Rockingham, Australia
October 10, 2021 6:48pm CST
We stayed with Vince’s brother on Saturday night. His daughter had a barbecue for her 48th birthday and we had an enjoyable time there. I gave her a number of single-bed sheets that I can no longer use. She and her husband have four boys and a small house so, unlike many of the kids I know, they have single beds rather than double. Vince’s brother recently lost his wife so I came home with a lot of wool that I’ll make into beanies or somesuch. They’ll be given to a charity. My BIL has a really pretty garden with a lot of natives but also a lot of flowering annuals. Also hiding in the garden was a rabbit. It seems he has escaped from somewhere and doesn’t have a home so he roams the neighbourhood. I thought he was cute but it seemed he does a bit of damage in the garden and his visits aren’t really appreciated.
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@wolfgirl569 (49080)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Oct
Everything looks great there. Even the rabbit, Rabbits dont like the smell of marigolds or hot peppers
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
Maybe he needs to do some specific planting to deter the rabbit. lol
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@wolfgirl569 (49080)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Oct
@JudyEv I watched a young bunny hopping around my garden a few years ago. It got curious and hopped over to the marigold. One sniff and it was gone on a hard run
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
@wolfgirl569 Isn't that odd? That it should take off like that.
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@jobelbojel (26573)
• Philippines
11 Oct
Poor little rabbit. His visits aren't appreciated because of the damages in the garden.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
That's very true. I thought he was very cute but my BIL wasn't so pleased. lol
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@jobelbojel (26573)
• Philippines
12 Oct
@JudyEv Your BIL has the right not to be pleased.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
@jobelbojel Yes, the rabbit plays havoc with some of the plants.
@Yadi22 (256)
• Indonesia
11 Oct
The rabbit so cute! What is he doing?
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
The rabbit was just sitting - having a rest I guess before eating some more.
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@Yadi22 (256)
• Indonesia
12 Oct
@JudyEv smart bunny
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@rakski (101586)
• Philippines
11 Oct
what a cute rabbit. very pretty and colorful flowers it is nice you gave them some of you single bedsheets
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
I was pleased to be able to give the sheets to someone that I knew would want them.
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@rakski (101586)
• Philippines
12 Oct
@JudyEv awesome!
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@Vree0937 (2268)
• Indonesia
11 Oct
The rabbit look cute, can he just stay in his place, so that his visit to Garden not bothering you :-D
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
It would be very difficult to catch him so I guess he'll just hang around the garden.
@RasmaSandra (47274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Oct
That is a cute bunny, I am glad you had a good time and hope you can make up a garden of some kind,
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
Once we've finished taking photos at the rides, we'll be able to concentrate on the garden.
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@toniganzon (66497)
• Philippines
11 Oct
What a cute bunny and if he damages the garden I’m pretty sure his visits aren’t appreciated at all.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
That's true. My BIL would like him to go away.
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@kaylachan (26502)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Oct
I feel sorry for that rabbit. At least other good things happened, right?
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
It's a shame he doesn't have a loving owner.
@sharon6345 (289647)
• United States
11 Oct
They do that same damage to wires in the house.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
Yes, they can be very destructive.
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@xFiacre (10174)
• Ireland
10 Oct
@judyev I do hope the natives in your BIL's garden don't get restless.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
He is already annoyed at the little native bandicoots (quendas) which keep digging little holes here, there and everywhere.
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@LadyDuck (359729)
• Switzerland
11 Oct
The rabbit is cute, but I know that they are not kind to the plants, surely a major concern for your BIL.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
There are native bandicoots (quendas) that visit at night too and make little diggings everywhere - usually under his most precious plants.
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@LadyDuck (359729)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
@JudyEv We do not have bandicoots, but there are moles here, they can damage most plants.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
@LadyDuck We don't have moles but I've heard and read about them.
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@Nawsheen (25056)
• Mauritius
12 Oct
These flowers are so beautiful. The rabbit looks adorable. I want to adopt him The damages caused by the rabbit reminds me of a movie called Peter Rabbit
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
The rabbit was very cute. If I thought I could have caught him, I might have taken him home as a pet! lol
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Oct
@Nawsheen I don't think they live for too long.
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@Nawsheen (25056)
• Mauritius
14 Oct
@JudyEv yes they don't unfortunately
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@DocAndersen (50530)
• United States
11 Oct
sounds like a fun time for all!!!! i love the beanies you make for little ones. they are so cute!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
I think I'll be making beanies for quite some time now. lol
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@DocAndersen (50530)
• United States
12 Oct
@JudyEv that is awesome, so many beanies, so many babies!
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
@DocAndersen With the thicker wools, I can make larger beanies for children with cancer.
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@just4him (255296)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Oct
I'm glad you had a good visit with Vince's brother. Love the pictures. The bunny is cute.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
I love the long ears that flop over. This one would have been someone's pet once.
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@just4him (255296)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct
@JudyEv Is that how you tell they were pets? Floppy ears?
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
@just4him The wild ones look quite different and the ears don't flop but some of the pet breeds have erect ears. It's probably the different colour that makes the difference. Our wild rabbits look like yours.
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@DaddyEvil (58475)
• United States
11 Oct
The garden plants look nice. Tell your brother-in-law to plant marigolds along the fence or where ever the rabbit is coming in at. Rabbits don't like the smell of marigolds.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
Someone else said that and that's a great idea. I will certainly tell him but he will need to get it out of the garden first; otherwise he'll just be hemming it in. lol
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@DaddyEvil (58475)
• United States
13 Oct
@JudyEv Rabbits are good to eat, you know... And that bunny looks good and fat, too.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Oct
@DaddyEvil Every time I say I'd like a rabbit, Vince says he loves them, especially with bacon!!
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@LovelyxOdd (1399)
• United States
11 Oct
Nice pictures... I wish I had a garden, a flower one and a vegetable one. That would involve alot of time and dedication that I'm not sure I can give though.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
We have very little room so I don't think my garden will take too much effort. I hope you're able to have a garden one day.
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• United States
12 Oct
@JudyEv Thanks! Same for you, I'm sure a small garden would be just fine.
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@CarolDM (157901)
• United States
11 Oct
The rabbit is adorable. Glad you enjoyed the celebration.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
He is so cute but my BIL wasn't at all pleased to see him.
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@CarolDM (157901)
• United States
12 Oct
@JudyEv I am sure he wasn't.
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@arast0ry (156)
11 Oct
wow what a beautiful garden, I hope one day I can have my own garden in my dream house, what a cute bunny
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
They enjoyed designing the garden together but now there is just my BIL to look after it.
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@arast0ry (156)
12 Oct
@JudyEv lucky you can take care of that garden, because that's beautiful garden, and having a garden like that is very soothing to the heart and eyes
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@snowy22315 (123717)
• United States
11 Oct
Pretty flowers and rabbits. Your sheet comment has me thinking about my mom. She was breaking into a sweat trying to put a sheet on the bed, when she realized it was a full sized sheet and they have a queen bed. Now that sounds like something I would do..
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
I break out in a sweat too from time to time. I have a sheet which really ought to fit but it is a major effort each time. Maybe it has just shrunk a fraction. When I was growing up there were no fitted sheets but they make making a bed so much easier.
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@snowy22315 (123717)
• United States
12 Oct
@JudyEv I had to stop using this thick mattress pad I had on the bed as when it was on, the sheets never fit right.
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@Juliaacv (58915)
• Canada
11 Oct
That's a cute little bunny. I love the snapdragons, those look like they come up on their own every year, we had those at our old place, I loved that they would be here or there from season to season.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Oct
I've never seen snapdragons this colour. They were really lovely.
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@Juliaacv (58915)
• Canada
12 Oct
@JudyEv I have seen some interesting colours in them when they come up from seed. Those are quite stunning.
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