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I've had success with keeping the soil damp to get rid of ants as they seem to like it dry.
Dog rocks have worked for us, but maybe it only works on small dogs! No brown patches on the lawn at all!
Thank you addict, I will try this next season and if it doesn't help I will have lovely flowers in my garden!
You could try covering the tank with an old blanket or black plastic (old compost bags turned inside out). Probably best to disguise it anyway as I'm sure they are laws about taking water out of rivers!
Its best not to re-use old compost in pots or containers as is could have disease or mould spores in it. It's probably best to add to your existing beds. I use it in the summer to fill in the cracks in the lawn!
I've just bought something from the pet shop called Dogrocks, you put them in their water bowl and after five weeks they are supposed to cure the problem, we are on week two so still a while to go.
We have a holly tree and bulbs seems to be the answer as they like it dry! I've also had success with sedums, the smaller ones do the best. In the summer I've put a few pots with annuals in them. Good luck
You can make good liquid feed from nettles, stuff as many as you can fit into a large bucket and cover with water, leave for a while (it stinks) and then use to liquid feed plants.
Try using Avons Skin So Soft dry oil moisturiser, is smells better than jungle formula and it helps deter all sorts of nasties. If you do get bitten try neat lavender oil or aloe vera gel. Have a lovely time on Monday
Many thanks for the advice about the bindweed, interesting that it kicked off a separate discussion!