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Using a lawn weedkiller with cats

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:22

Most products like these say that they're safe for kids and cats providing you give them time to DRY before allowing the creatures to roam once more. It really is a case of checking the packet and the specifics - they're normally very clear and give you guidance as to how long you should leave it. Can you go to the likes of Homebase where you'll have plenty of access to read the entire label?

(As an aside you might not want to put any grass clipping in your compost bin after its been treated)


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 11:18

Okay so that is quite unusual!!

KEF - I'd have offered to tow the bus had I not been on the diet! It seemed silly having sat in the queue and seen how dangerous it was not to have offered to help (the truck is more than capable especially for such a short distance). I'm afraid I would never forgive myself for being one of those people that sit blindly in their cars oblivious to the world around them or stepping over little old ladies who have fallen over when shopping because I'm in a rush and I don't care that the poor paramedic is cold and tired and doing his best to comfort her.

Time to get busy!

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 10:53

Hmm. Where can I source bees wax from...

Mikey its never ending! My garden wont be "finished" for a year or two - mostly because I keep changing my mind on things after coming on here!! Its under gone so many major revisions even the green house has moved location.

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 10:27

Ooooh lucky you Dove! Our pond now has three Iris plants (two purple, one yellow), native oxygenating weed (Hippuris Vulgaris), and a native lilly (Nymphaea Alba - I think!)

Just need to make it a little more accessible now.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 10:09

Oh Verd I hope you mum is okay and up to at least complaining how young the doctors look!

Very foggy in Sheffield at the moment (this side at least). On my way into work there was a broken down bus in everyone's way but when the driver called his depo to see if it would be okay for me to tow him to a place of safety (i.e. into a bus stop off the road about 100 yards away where he'd be safer with his lack of lights not to mention get the road flowing again) they said no its against company policy. I guess they're worried in case I claim my truck gets damaged since the world is so sue happy but I felt so sorry for the driver there getting pipped at by people who were having to wait and its not his fault. The queue on the other side of the road was at least two miles long and this was only at the "start" of rush hour!


Keep safe everyone.


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 06:59

£20 for one bulb???? That's a shocker you don't want to wake up too!

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 06:58

Zoomer; you'd be amazed how quickly children learn that disability is a bad thing from their parents and learn that you shouldn't talk to a disabled person.  Just think how many times a young child wants to know WHY is that woman fat? WHY is that person is black WHY do they have a wheelchair? Yes normally they choose their loudest voice to ask  waiting for the one time the shop is quiet but I've seen kids dragged away and really told off because they simply wanted to know if my feet were poorly. No wonder you become reluctant to talk to disabled people if you never get the chance to try when you're little! 

Chicky- tgge alternative didn't sound like much fun. I'm not brave or special we'd all do the same!


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 21:09

Its meant to be a month Fidget but I'm hoping we can start off with foods I'm convinced are okay after two weeks. We'll see what the doctor says!


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:29
fidgetbones wrote (see)

What are you allowed/not allowed, Clarington?

I can't have anything that contains:
  • Alcohol
  • Spice
  • Caffeine
  • Wheat
  • Gluten
  • Yeast
  • Dairy
  • Acidic fruits
  • Any meat that isn't chicken
  • Any fruit juices (too acidic)
  • Preservatives / additives

Basically its a very bland diet designed to give my stomach chance to rest and recover and for any toxins to get out of my system before we start to introduce foods again and see what reacts.

Quite boring but it seems to be working! 



Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:10

Thank you Orchid.  I can't complain too much about him - he needs to keep his strength up. Not only has he got to lay the base for my new green house but I've decided I want the existing one rotating 90 degrees and repainting so he'll have to lay a new base for that one too 

Tonight is homemade hummus and homemade crisps to spice up my diet a little!  You'd be amazed what ideas you can come up with on even the most limited of selections. 

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