Caged herbs

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Caged herbs

Postby Ophelia » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:57 pm

I haven't had a herb garden for a couple of years. In the past, the resident possums have decimated them, (I assume it was possums, because the herbs would be there one evening and almost completely gone the next day), so I ended up making a big wire cage to cover the whole garden bed, which a) wasn't very pretty and b) made it a pain in the butt to actually get to the herbs when I wanted to use them. Eventually they all died off and I didn't bother getting more because it wasn't worth the hassle.

Then I got this big, bamboo cage, and thought it might suit a little herb garden because a) I could keep it off the ground and hopefully out of the reach of possums and b) I can still easily get to the herbs whenever I want to.

Well, it ended up way too heavy to hang with all the pots inside, but it's still up off the ground and so far the possums haven't tried to inspect it (touch wood).

I plan to take some more photos at some point to show off all the little sea creatures I have hanging inside, but this shot will do for the comp.

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Re: Caged herbs

Postby The Estate » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:21 pm

cute, looks like a great idea for an easter gift (Y)
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby janeb2178 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:22 pm

what a very clever idea.
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby BC » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:51 pm

Great idea. Looks good too.
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby Luzy » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:05 pm

Very clever and cool, Ophelia. :D It looks a real treat. :D
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby abwal » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:47 pm

What a great idea and very decorative as well. I think it is an idea that may well be copied.
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby Pam » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:13 am

abwal wrote:What a great idea and very decorative as well. I think it is an idea that may well be copied.


I think you may well be right!

That's incredibly cute and clever, Ophelia. You're obviously very artistic.
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby bubba louie » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:08 pm

I hate to be a party pooper but I suspect an enterprising ringtail could climb down a rope.
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby Ophelia » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:24 pm

Thanks everyone. :)

bubba louie wrote:I hate to be a party pooper but I suspect an enterprising ringtail could climb down a rope.

It's not actually hanging up, bubba, (waaaay too heavy), so there's no rope to be climbed down. My resident ringtail has only ever been interested in the mango tree in the front yard and the herbs are out the back. It's the brushtails I've gotta worry about because they're all over the place. They could probably still get at it if they tried climbing up the side of the box it's sitting on, but so far no one has tried. I think they were into them when they were just planted in the ground because they were so easy to get to, but up off the ground and in the cage, it doesn't so obviously attract them as being something edible.
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby Mister Wisteria » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:48 pm

Looks great. :D
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby abwal » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:45 pm

Something like that would look great sitting on a disused birdbath.
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Re: Caged herbs

Postby orchid40 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:58 pm

Terrific idea, Ophelia, and it's attactive as well as practical. Well done,
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