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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

Does anyone else have more daisies than grass on their lawns?

Dad's just mown the daisies :( I estimate that on a 5 metre square lawn there were 500 daisies all taller than any blade of grass. I give it until Saturday and they'll be back!!

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Does anyone else have more daisies than grass on their lawns?

Dad's just mown the daisies :)   I estimate that on a 5 metre square lawn there were 500 daisies all taller than any blade of grass. I give it until Saturday and they'll be back!!

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You could make a very big daisy chain, if your tempted to sit by a riverside singing songs and prancing about in the fields, though that does sound rather nice :(

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

LOL well it would probably have been near to, if not the longest, daisy chain in history. But I can't be bothered to see if Guiness keep that sort of record :(

Not all murdered Sas, I can see 2 that escaped the mower :)

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

Daisies and moss in my lawn. I can live with them but Moles are the bain of my life at the moment. Tried everything except a 12 Bore but to no great avail.

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  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
Daisies and moss in my lawn. I can live with them but Moles are the bain of my life at the moment. Tried everything except a 12 Bore but to no great avail.

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Just enjoy that your garden has been accepted by nature's creatures as a place to play and have fun! What a privilege!!! :(

And look what I saw the other day....pretty ain't it?

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Daisies and moss in my lawn. I can live with them but Moles are the bain of my life at the moment. Tried everything except a 12 Bore but to no great avail.

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Have you tried a dermatologist? :(

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  • Location: Lindum Colonia
  • Location: Lindum Colonia
Daisies and moss in my lawn. I can live with them but Moles are the bain of my life at the moment. Tried everything except a 12 Bore but to no great avail.

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You should talk to Jasper Carrot :(

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

Is that like those mushroom circles or just a coincidence?

I like moles. I've almost got enough for a pair of moleskin trousers! :)

Seriously it's having to remove a barrow load of soil each week before I can even start to mow the lawn that bugs me. Also, I have lost some trees and shrubs because they have undermined the root systems.

The dogs have caught some but they cause more damage by digging a crater in the lawn to get at them! :(

Edit: Flagpole, my Brother is the spitting image af Jasper Carrot (and talks like him).

Seany. I cant get a dermatologist small enough to fit down the holes.

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  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
Is that like those mushroom circles or just a coincidence?

I like moles. I've almost got enough for a pair of moleskin trousers!  :(

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Don't know what caused it, but it was a perfect circle with no other daisies anywhere near....

And have you tried cayenne pepper sprinkled liberally down the holes....might be worth keeping the dogs clear though....

Also putting updside down bottles into the holes is supposed to cause vibrations that they hate and run away from....

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  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
Don't mow the lawn Mrs M. tell everyone it is a nature garden :)

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Or do like my mum and dad do and mow the edges and a nice curvy path through the centre....

Looks very pretty, and you can also walk through it and enjoy it more without squishing anything....

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

I got a couple of those Mole Chaser things from Maplins. Poke them into the ground and they gives off low frequency vibrations.

They just party to it! :)

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I got a couple of those Mole Chaser things from Maplins. Poke them into the ground and they gives off low frequency vibrations.

They just party to it!  :)

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Hello :)

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

The dogs will eat most things they dig up, voles, mice, shrews etc. but for some reason they wont eat a mole. I wonder if they have something in their fur?

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  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
Hello :)

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One of my fave films...for no other reason than Bill Murray and that chap are soooooo funny! :):)

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  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
The dogs will eat most things they dig up, voles, mice, shrews etc. but for some reason they wont eat a mole. I wonder if they have something in their fur?

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Or maybe cos they realise they are gettign rarer?? :)

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  • Location: SE London
  • Location: SE London
The dogs will eat most things they dig up, voles, mice, shrews etc. but for some reason they wont eat a mole. I wonder if they have something in their fur?

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dirt :):)

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
Or maybe cos they realise they are gettign rarer?? :)

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I didnt know that? I think I have a population hotspot in my garden! :)

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  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
I didnt know that? I think I have a population hotspot in my garden!  :)

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Most small mammals apart from the ones that breed like whatsit are having a tough time, mainly cos people keep killing them........ :)

And also cos insect numbers are down.... :)

Here endeth the lecture.... :):)

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

I guess you're right Roo. :)

But we are surrounded on all sides by fields and meadows and the little blighters still choose to excavate our garden.

So you have a mole Mrs M... want any more? :)

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

My brother (who is a laminate floor) swears by putting sticks with broken glass stuck to it down the holes. The idea is that the mole burrows along, pricks his nose on the glass and bleeds to death. Nice idea.

I used to be really fussy and anal about my lawn, but now Mopsy and Flapjack live on it all year round, I don't fertilise it or weedkill it. There's loads of clover, millions of daisies and the odd thistle, but so what? All I do now is scarify it twie a year and not cut it too short...the Cumbrian weather does the rest.

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  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
  • Location: St. Albans, Herts
But we are surrounded on all sides by fields and meadows and the little blighters still choose to excavate our garden.

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Awww...they wuv you :)

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
Awww...they wuv you :)

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And I love them too... bless! :)

OON. I don't care too much about the lawns perfection either having not edged it for the last 4 years. It's the fact that there is 3 tonne less soil under it now than there used to be that worries me. I fear the house might subside at this rate!

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
LOL Kar, I was paraphrasing a Jasper Carrot sketch LOL

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That's one of his classics... that and the nutter on the bus! :):)

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