Spending time with your dog out in the garden is one of life’s great joys.
However, when it comes to deciding what to put in said garden, you need to be careful about the plants you choose.
Some plants contain toxins that are harmful to dogs, and are liable to cause them to suffer problems like vomiting and diarrhoea.
Not exactly the picture of a blissful summer day.
We’ve already covered houseplants that are pet-safe, now the experts at tails.com have helped us put together a list of pet-safe plants that live outside and how to care for them.
They also suggest that, if your dog has a habit of misbehaving in the garden, you should try adding specific play routes if yours is big enough, such as a designated digging area (think sandpit) away from your lovely blooms, with different types of textured soil underfoot.
Sunflowers are some of the most popular blooms in the world for a reason – they’re striking and perfect for summer.
Aside from yellow, sunflowers also come in white, green and red variations.
Depending on the type, these plants tend to bloom 11-18 weeks after sowing, so the team recommend sowing seeds every couple of weeks to ensure you’ve got a steady supply of flowers blooming over the summer.
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