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identifying problem with lawn

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 09:27

I agree with Potteringabout - it looks like typical damage caused by dog (or fox) urine.

Apparently including tomato in the dog's diet can help ameliorate the problem - or you can place Dog Rocks in the dog's drinking water.

As for the damaged lawn, I'd leave it for the rain to dilute what urine salts remain in the soil, or if the hot dry spell continues then a few buckets of water would help.  Then in September, when we get wetter weather but the soil is still warm, I'd rake the dead grass out, scarify and reseed the patches - by next spring it'll be back to normal 

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:31

Welcome and good luck  with the move TC 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:18

I told you that would happen Pdoc!  

See you there - have to take niece back to her Mama first ....

White Beetroot

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:13

White beetroot (and yellow and stripey ones for that matter) taste like beetroot 

I think that now that more different varieties are being grown, the chance of the occasional seed getting stuck in the packing machinery and slipping into the next batch is bound to happen.  

One of Gardening's little happen-stances   You may find that you prefer them and buy those seeds next year .....


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:10

I'm bringing Campari and Soda - wouldn't say no to some Doritos and dips 

Castor oil plant, should I keep it or remove it

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:07

Loads of common garden plants have some degree of toxicity - the chances of anyone eating them and becoming ill are extremely remote as long as small children are properly supervised.


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:05

Have a good day Panda 

Don't forget we're at Verdun's cabin tonight! 

cancer has meant I can't manage my garden

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:00

Hi Trudi - I used to live not too far from you - it's a lovely area.  Have you thought of contacting Otley & Easton College 

to see if they have any students or ex students who would like to earn a little money?  Sometimes a horticultural student is grateful for the chance to do some small jobs to gain a bit of experience and something to put on their CV so they don't charge a lot.

Also, as has been said - don't turn down help from your church members - someone there may really enjoy the chance to help and spend time in such a lovely garden, or they may know of someone living in a flat who is just itching for the chance to get their hands in the soil.  You would be doing each other a good turn 

Also, I wonder whether you're aware of this website  - a friend has found it to be a huge source of advice and support.  They can also offer advice re benefits appeals etc.

Wishing you all the best 

Tomato problems!!

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:44

To upload pictures on here you have to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Afraid it doesn't work for phones - yet!

If it doesn't work let us know 


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:34

Can you put up some sort of a barrier please Verdun?  We've had enough now 

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