Just as I decided not to mulch the weather turned and we said the same, we need rain.
I'm waiting on DH sorting a little for watering, so I can water the seeds...
Anyone with a cat, NEVER put Tea Tree or other essential oil (eg. lavender) on a cat, it will cause kidney failure. Dogs are different and their kidneys can deal with it, hence all the dog shampoo with tea tree. I don't even diffuse oils these days as it doesn't take much and I've already killed my old cat as the Vet said I could put tea tree on her (about 13 years ago) and then found out and read more to discover what I'd done.
I think it's an ingredient in cattle coat as well, so I don't wipe that on the cats either, have you tried cattle coat on the dog Glyn??
Rotten flies (buffalo and horse) are in huge numbers here this year, next year we're tagging.