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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 09:13

Hostafan - you've replied to the initial post which was a good while ago - there's been another question on this thread today from Nikki, which is what I've replied to

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 08:55

I would use a Complete lawn feed which includes a weed and moss killer.  This is one but there are others.


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 08:52
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

morning all. Overcast here but at least the wind has dropped.

Off to get my hair cut before returning to work next week.

Glad to hear you've got the ok to go back to work - don't overdo it to start with


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 08:14

Verdun, if you've finished with the sunshine down there it would be lovely if you could shove it up this way please

KEF and everyone/anyone I've missed

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:49

Sorry   I missed this - you'll have to have two days of birthday celebration, like the queen  - Happy Birthday!!!


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:39

Oh, hello Wintersong - didn't see you there


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:39

Good morning Dd   have a nice dogwalk - we have sunshine here but there's some ominous low cloud in the west

Welcome to Hours Go By   I shall probably call you Hours if that's ok with you - please feel free to call me Dove

Mice in the compost bin

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:35

Mouse droppings are really quite small - are you sure they're not rats?

If they're mice I wouldn't worry at all - the compost is fine to use (although as always you should use gloves when handling compost). 

Compost should be turned/stirred/aerated regularly and kept moist - that should make it much less attractive to mice.

Hope that helps.

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 21:00

Ah Fidget, you beat me to it - serve me right for answering the phone before hitting submit

Question on weeds

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:59

It's one of my favourite plants that I learned to enjoy way back in my childhood - the Butterbur aka Petasites

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