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Pet safe?

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 10:34
Singing Gardener wrote (see)

I think most of the proprietary mosskillers have a period when you need to keep pets off. I use Evergreen 4 in 1 and for that you need to keep pets off until it rains. Evergreen Mosskill Solution says keep pets off until it dries which might be easier. I think that was the one I used when I had pets and I treated the lawn on a sunny day and shut my dogs and cats in until it had dried. Whatever you use the dead moss will need raking off though as other people have said. I have an electric lawn raker which is no more effort to use than a lawn mower so that might be an option.

It's best for EVERYONE to keep off the lawn until any treatments have dried - if you get them on the soles of your shoes you can discolour your patio, paths, carpets etc - footprints all over the place!!!

It's my birthday

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:26


Another weed id please

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:24

They'll have to cope with the lawnmower at the front - should just about keep them under control

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:23

I saw some peacocks yesterday too

Garden Design Software

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:14

Hi Heather and Graeme - as Yvie says, lots of similar queries in the past - here are some of the threads

I use pen and paper

Another weed id please

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:09

I'd go with Arum italicum or similar - I love them - the ones Nut gave me last year are making an appearance around the back of our pond. 

Just don't eat the berries - but then that goes for honeysuckle and loads of other plants too

Will my hydrangea flower

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:45

I've had this happen in the past - I'm with Verdun - think it may be low temps - but a feed will be good anyway.  It's never seemed to cause a problem


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:43

Verdun - re parking fees - I'm going to make a list of all the Nat. Trust car parks in Cornwall  then we can park for free when we visit


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:41

Good morning all   Thanks for kind wishes - yesterday was a bit odd - the Funeral Director who had seemed very efficient at our last meeting had developed a head full of feathers!  Nevertheless the lady vicar seems to have a grip on things and I'm sure Pa's day will be just fine.  The florist has some lovely ideas for our flowers and sister in law (who is a talented flower arranger herself) will do the flowers in the church - everything white with splashes of yellow and green and twisted willow - natural woodland effect.  Caterer will be doing tea and cakes sort of thing in the church hall afterwards, along with plenty of sausage rolls (Pa's favourite).  Poor old chap, he did love good food and for so long he had to have it pureed so that definitely meant no sausage rolls!  I've given brother a list of things, events, memories etc, and he's started on the eulogy - he'll read it and I'll do a bible reading.   Just waiting for the Order of Service proofs now ...

Today I plan to play in the garden

crane flys?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 16:35

I think I'd try aerating and scarifying the lawn - it looks a bit compacted to me - then treat with a spring lawn treatment that will kill off weeds and moss while fertilising the grass. 

Raise the cutter bar on the mower to leave the grass a bit longer so it's not scalped.  If the lawn's still a bit thin by September then rake it thoroughly and scatter some lawn seed over the whole lawn, and stand well back

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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