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Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:37
obelixx wrote (see)

My cats and dogs always seem to prefer the ornamentals I cultivate for display rather thatn the couch grass I could do with help getting rid of. 

They like hakonechloa, new shoots on miscanthus and so on.  Hasn't harmed them yet.

Why do they always go for the good stuff?  

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 09:40
Steve Worthing wrote (see)

 Glue a old pot saucer  on the bottom (also drill a few small drainage holes in it) Then they can throw the seeds about in that and not on the ground. I also protect mine from the pidgeons as they tend to eat all the seeds and break off the saucer.



 We did this with one of our feeders but now the pigeons have learnt to perch right on the edge of it and they're so greedy.  I like your idea of mesh around the outside though - I'll try that next.

Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 09:35

Just wondering whether Hakonechloa is poisonus to dogs - my new GSD keeps eating it.  I know that, as a rule, dogs do know wha's good for them but this is the first one I've had that likes ornamental grasses!  I've now got to devise a way to keep him away from it.

Cacti in flower

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 13:30

The cacti stay in the greenhouse all year round, it is unheated.  They obviously love the fluctuations in temperature.  The flowers only last a day but even so, it's worth it.

Cacti in flower

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 12:44

This is a picture of my cacti in flower - this is a yearly event - there are two plants here with eight blooms in total.  Flowers are still coming even now but not in such great numbers.

Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:25

I've already got barley straw so no worries there. 

Trachycarpus Fortunei

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 17:41

yes, I've been trimming the leaves but this is the first year it's flowered.

Green soup in my barrel pond

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 17:40

Yes, I had already decided to try that but hadn't actually got around to doing it!

Trachycarpus Fortunei

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:57

My Trachycarpus has flowered - what do I do with the stems now that all the flowers have gone, should I cut them off?

water feature

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:02

I've started a new thread on this problem so you can find replies there.

It's called 'green soup in my water barrel'!

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Hakonechloa - poisonus to dogs?

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Cacti in flower

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Trachycarpus Fortunei

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