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Lawn problems

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:20

I used to have a 'bowling green' lawn that  was the envy of neighbours - then I got a dog...

I'm afraid it's one or the other. The only chance you have is to provide your dog with a toilet area and train your dog to use it.

Otherwise as said above, you'll have to rush out with a watering can every time and dilute it.

I've heard that giving your dog tomato juice helps, but I've not tried as it doesn't seem right to be feeding my dog tomato juice.

Amber loves to fly down the garden at night and uses her back legs as soil-brakes, so not only do I have brown patches, I' also have skid patch at then end!

I have scarified my lawn a couple of weeks ago and used a repair kit on the patches which will help, but there's no answer other than a toilet area


Miniature Rose

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:32

It may depend on the variety.

Too many years ago I was given a Ballerina miniature rose. I planted it outside after a few weeks and it lived happily in the garden for many years

small trees to form an arch

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:42

Someone close to me made a beautiful arch from 2 of those pencil Italian cypress trees. (or having now read the above post - Skyrocket junipers)

I drove past it every day for years watching them being slowly brought together and after about 5 yrs it looked really good.

Then 1 of them slowly went brown and died.......

So worth bearing in mind to get trees that suit your conditions and are robust enough to take some weather extremes

help please as regards my dog

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:01

Hope he's back to his old self very soon

best wishes xx

help please as regards my dog

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:38

If he's not poorly and can stand ok, then it's just getting him to be comfortable with a plastic thing being put in his mouth.

Keep his head lifted slightly and pull the side of his mouth and put the squirty bit alongside his closed teeth and squirt a little gently towards his jaw. then he'll hopefully gulp it down. Being glucose he'll probably like it.

I'm assuming (I know I shouldn't) that we're not just talking about a teaspoon of glucose. In which case it's lift head a little, open mouth and squirt (gently) toward the back of his tongue.

help please as regards my dog

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 15:36

My beloved Tia (border collie) had a vestibular event a few years ago and I had to syringe water into her mouth for several days to prevent dehydration and help her get back on her paws.

Firstly get a thick towel to lay across your lap, coz it's gonna get wet. Get your dog to come and lay on your lap (or lift him onto your lap) and give him some love and strokes. His head ideally should be at an angle so that the water will flow downwards and into his throat. Lift the side of his mouth and gently put the syringe in pointing towards his throat and inject just a little water (a teaspoon).

Initially he may gag and splutter a bit because he's not used to it, but it's all about keeping quiet and calm and give him plenty of reassurance. If it fails the first time give it a while and try again. After a few attempts Tia got the hang of it and in a couple of days she was ok.

It took me a few hours and quite a bit of anxiety, but we got there. The alternative was for her to go to the vet and be put on a drip for a few days, so I was very glad I persisted.

Very best of luck

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:01

Acers are nice-

 and don't get  too big. This one's about 25yrs old


Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 20:56

I've been very happy with my Hayter petrol mower I got last year.

Does a good job and easy to clean and service

Plant names

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:58

I tried googling maya plant then click on Images.

There are several - Have a go and see if you can find it.

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