Dog Friendly Gardening by Karen Bush


A really nice book to mull over before a trip to the garden centre during spring and summer or during the long autumn winter evenings as you dream up garden ideas for next spring.

Fri 02 Dec 2016

By Judy

Dog Friendly Gardening by Karen Bush

Dog Friendly Gardening by Karen Bush

A really nice book to mull over before a trip to the garden centre during spring and summer or during the long autumn winter evenings as you dream up garden ideas for next spring.

Naturally, the plants you choose to place in the garden are also looked at. Those that could be damaging to your dog owing to toxicity - particularly to puppies with their tendency to chew, but also those with thorns and those prone to cause canine skin allergies. A useful ‘plants to avoid’ table gives information at a glance. There are some cautionary tales about dogs and the fruit and vegetables that you might want to grow in the garden.

It won’t come as a surprise that many of the chemicals we use to tackle the pests in our gardens are harmful to our pets too, though of course slugs and snails themselves carry parasites that are life threatening to dogs – leading to lungworm for example.

A section about dealing with garden first aid garden incidents is worth reading and memorising, or keeping on hand in an emergency.

A great book for people who love their dogs and also love their gardens.