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Latest posts by patty3

Damaged lawn from animal activity

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 19:41


 i would sugest tree bark, the mulch ror shrub borders.

Then the dogs could pee and play, 

and you would not have to find the time to mow it !!!!

A female dogs urine will scorch grass

i have read about DOG ROCKS Which are added to their drinking water

to stop the scorching!

                                       win win

Any ideas?!

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 19:22

HI helen

The monks hood is a very beautiful plant, not a problem,

but was that a dreaded baby  ( leylandii ) behind ?

I should pull that out while you can as it will be a problem in the future

Dog poop compost

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 19:13


The dog poo bin is clean, and the poo degrades in the soil out of site .

with two big dogs , do you have a choice?

And as for plant and kitchen waste recycling, If done right does not smell either!!

And saves money in the long run.

whats this bush?

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 18:50


If it is a big garden don't you have room for both?

Befor you start poisoning things,!!

Evergreen shrubs are so good for wildlife.


Nasty Painful Bites !!

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 18:37

 I have been suffering the same,

 mine went into blisters .

 double  dose antihistermine

 with bug repellent and i  was still attacked!!!


Posted: 05/08/2013 at 18:20

We were in hunstanton and sutton on sea last week, We saw so many bumble bees  and butterflys along the beach, i could not believe  it!

Fed up with the heat!

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:55

I have so many plants waiting to go in, but my soil which is super when damp,

is just gray dust at the moment. I have to carry water down two flights of stairs

so only  my pots and seedlings  get water!

The perennials are looking very sad.

wildflower mix

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:40

I have perennial wild flowers, but this year

I  tried a small annual wild flower bed i scattered my own varied seeds.

poppies, cornflower, phacelia, knapweed, agrostema, and (carrot for ferny leaf effect )

and what did i get ? PHACELIA !!!

          thank goodness the bees liked it!

money tree / jade plant

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:24

I have one that flowered last year. after having  it for many years!

It was growing too big for it's pot. so i just cut it back a couple of inches

It lives all year on a sunny windowsill.

But they like to be outside in the sun for the summer. if possible.

Ants in plant pots

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 16:39

You dont need poison, just make sure the compost is damp.

They only infest dry compost.

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