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Posted: 09/04/2015 at 11:32

Text received from daughter (taking a few day's leave at home)

"Really got the gardening bug, couldn't sleep last night cos I wanted to get out there and carry on ... think I need floodlights!"

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

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