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"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013


When we first moved in back in January I noticed, right down the back of the olive grove some scratchings in the dirt & some little brown marbles here & there.
I thought well if they stay down here, I can put up with them.
Unfortunately due to the lack of rain the horrible little critters decided it was time to come closer & have a nibble.  The weeds down their neck of the woods had all been eaten or started to shrivel up.
Last Tuesday night we were away camping for the night & took Bella dog with us, one night & the wabbits moved it!
Im hoping they decided they didn't like Aloe juice enough to  come back, but they did sample each one.  Since then we have had some lovely longed for rain, so here's hoping the weeds down yonder will keep them happy.  Otherwise I will become murderous, there's nothing surer.
 On another note I think I may have discovered the name of my mystery shrub.  This one was for sale at the local garden centre, so one could assume that my shrub came from there.
Any way grows to 5m & is quite drought hardy, so hopefully I will get a lovely flower display next year.  I pruned it very hard in Feb as it was struggling, but not knowing what it was I pruned it at the wrong time of the year & lost all the flowers :(


  1. Those waskely wabbits! I am so glad I don't have a bunny or deer problem. I hear they sure love the succulents!

    1. They do seem to have moved on Candice, whether its the taste of the Aloe or my vicious hound has been more vigilant in her guarding, Im not sure, but I tend to think they may have found something tastier.

  2. I'm SO glad you id'd that shrub! I asked so many people what it might be and came up empty!

    the aloe in this you have an identification of its variety? I have that EXACT plant and have never been sure if it was an aloe or an agave! I've referred to it as an agave on my blog but will correct it if you know more!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Hi Karen, I love your blog & I especially love seeing before & after pics too.
      My aloe in this post was bought as Aloe Striata or Coral Aloe. It flowered on its second winter & the flower spike has lasted for ages. The rabbits haven't done any further damage so Im thinking they didn't enjoy the taste that much!