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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:03 PM

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"This summer sit back and let the grass grow, as a new campaign called No Mow May encourages gardeners to leave their mowers in the shed and transform their lawns into havens of biodiversity."

https://www.gardensi...en-flowers-may/

 

 



#2 OzOAP

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:07 PM

Ah, heard about this a bit too late...mowed it yesterday!
Don't mind doing the lawn, headphones on and a nice walk following the mower.

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:34 AM

I have been leaving a large rectangular patch in the middle of the back garden for the last four years in the spring and summer months.

It`s great to sit and watch the bee`s and butterfly`s do their thing. When it gets to about 10"  high I knock a couple of inches off with the strimmer.

When I finally mow it it does look a bit patchy but after a couple of weeks it`s back to normal.



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 08:51 AM

I would love to leave my little bit of lawn to grow, however when i have done so previously the local cats seem to think that its ideal to use as a toilet.

 

Any tips for deterring cats would be welcomed



#5 Maccmike8

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 08:53 AM

Ive created a wildflower patch this year, not seeing the results yet but itlll come good.



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 11:21 AM

Yes leaving at least a patch of meadow is a really great idea. 

My mini was left standing outside for several years. During that time the car itself became a habitat for several species!



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:02 PM

I would love to leave my little bit of lawn to grow, however when i have done so previously the local cats seem to think that its ideal to use as a toilet.

 

Any tips for deterring cats would be welcomed

Chickens in the back garden do the trick, they are like velociraptor's and form a circle around cats scaring them away.

The downside is they **** more than cats !!  :D   



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:55 PM

 

I would love to leave my little bit of lawn to grow, however when i have done so previously the local cats seem to think that its ideal to use as a toilet.

 

Any tips for deterring cats would be welcomed

Chickens in the back garden do the trick, they are like velociraptor's and form a circle around cats scaring them away.

The downside is they **** more than cats !!  :D   

 

 

The dog was scared of our chickens when we had them, specifically one chicken, she was a mean mother feather!


Edited by Maccmike8, 04 May 2021 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 11:31 PM

I never mow the lawn during May

....if i butchered the Bluebells growing through the grass 'er indoors' would set about my undergrowth with a strimmer.



#10 mab01uk

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Posted Yesterday, 07:08 AM

I would love to leave my little bit of lawn to grow, however when i have done so previously the local cats seem to think that its ideal to use as a toilet.

 

Any tips for deterring cats would be welcomed

 

I have a 19 year old cat who comes back inside from the garden through his cat flap and then uses his indoor litter tray, which was really for use at night when he is shut in. :lol:

 

If you want to deter cats they don't usually like getting wet so a water pistol is a harmless way to scare them off or you can buy Motion-activated Jet-Spray devices which do the same :-

https://www.amazon.c...0198282&sr=8-21


Edited by mab01uk, Yesterday, 07:09 AM.





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