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Dogs and toxic plants

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 20:56

my dogette (Jack Russell) eats grass in great quantities, but not every day. She does have a sensitive stomach, so I poach either chicken or lambs liver with basmati rice with a few peas. She doesn't eat anything in the garden; I never give her anything sweet to eat, so fruit doesn't appeal to her. Her favourite thing is the remains of the veg soup that I have most evenings.

She's a hunter; in the last week she has killed 2 mice, but doesn't eat them; just as well as they may have ingested mouse poison that I have had to put in the kitchen cupboards

I would love to understand what goes through their little brains

Help !!!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:19

Hello Rebecca, I can't access either of your links sorry.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:36

Lovely photos; incredible colour on the Rudbeckia

Please help, have I caused irreversible damage and if so what can I do?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:34

Privet as mentioned by Verdun above is very forgiving; some neighbours chopped theirs down to 3' high sticks and a year later it was 6' tall and flourishing.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:21

Mrs G, I thought that was a tent for very small people

Love that geranium

Weeds

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:19

Also try Garden Organic

chelsea chop

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:18

Saturday's i newspaper, Anna Pavord said to disbud Dahlias until a good strong framework of leaf and stem has been built up. Don't know if this works on Asters

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:14

OL, you could always serve the men with some chops on the side

Obelisk

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:25

I have 2 shorter obelisk type shapes, they are in large pots, supporting clematis and have been there for about 3 years I think. Had to bend the legs in a bit with pliers to fit pots. I would think that whatever plant you have growing up it will anchor it pretty well

Create a feature using top soil

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:47

Or, since you have the digger in, dig out a circle, bank up the earth gently, including the soil from the patio and have a really protected sunken garden. See pics from The Old Vicarage at East Ruston to get a feel for this kind of thing. You could grow quite tender plants because they would be protected from the worst of the weather.

Discussions started by artjak

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12
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