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Using a lawn weedkiller with cats

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 15:01

I would not use the dangerous chemicals at all if i had pets.

and certainly don't believe the,  '' it's ok once dry'' it has been

proven they are still dangerous days later.

Growing mealworms for beginners.

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 20:23

Hi edd

 i feed the birds,  and liked to grow them for the robin, all went well untill they stopped changing i just had a small tub of beetles.

i set them free into the garden

i may try again in the autumn.


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:34

 Hi DB

can i ask how big your garden is' to want 30 p plants ?

do you know how big they can grow ?


Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:02

Hi jack 3

good luck with your lupins, please remember if you resort to ( slug pellets ) use them sparingly.

If you have the  thrush, blackbird, frog, toad, or hedgehog in yr garden, they are all at risk from this terrible product.


Compost question

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:40

If the garden has been flooded , then the compost would have been soaked from the bottom of the bin up.

And what are the dogs looking for?  no food should be put in composter only green stuff from the garden and raw veg kitchen waste.  

unless they eat worms.    yuck

Perennial Perfection...

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 19:13

verbena bonariensis tall, mauve, loved by bees. 

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 18:39

Anyone who rearly wants to grow food can make a deal with an older garden owner

who cannot now do the work, or a young person with no time.  

you trim the hedge, or cut the lawn, in return for the space to grow your veg.

and maybe share some veg!!

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 19:07

How nice to be thinking of the bees with hanging basket plants.

those big begonias  and other double flowers are rubbish for insects.

I plant for them but sadly i get more shade than sun!!

I need alot of help with three huge raised stone flower beds.

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 18:48

if you want little work  plant hardy geraniums you can search them on here.

they come in range of colours, and  cover the ground very quickly. flowering times from spring through  summer.

you could plant small shrubs in holes cut in the membrane you want to use in the large bed, and cover with gravel or tree bark.  very little work  when done!

Raised Beds Cat Poop

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 18:22


I scattered seed in a two mr area last autumn and layed wire mesh over them,

the cats have used the recess between grass and border but the seedlings are ok !


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