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24/04/2014 at 17:01

I am a lazy gardener with a bad back, for some reason, this year, the flower beds are full of dandelions, I can' t weed them out  very well, so I hit on the idea of using a Dyson battery vacuum cleaner with the nozzle removed to vacuum off all the seeds, it works a treat, so at least there will not be the spread of seeds this time.

24/04/2014 at 17:17

I love that Paul

24/04/2014 at 17:31

Perhaps Mr Dyson can invent a vacuum cleaner to suck out  all the weeds too. 

24/04/2014 at 17:34

Fabulous idea Paul  Could do with a borrow of your dyson 

24/04/2014 at 18:00

When is the best time to cut back a camellia bush?

24/04/2014 at 18:03

Pam, i would start a new topic re your camelia because this one is headed Dandelions and some people may not bother to look.

24/04/2014 at 18:04

When you buy a Dyson !

24/04/2014 at 18:06

Thanks Lyn my first time!

24/04/2014 at 18:23

They say necessity is the mother of invention!

24/04/2014 at 19:45

dig out root of dandylion  and any flower heads pick before seeding and if your clever you could make dandylion wine.

24/04/2014 at 20:27

Shame you only get 6mins continuous power from a D handheld, I'd need 2 hrs

24/04/2014 at 21:03

It takes approx 2 seconds to de-seed a dandelion, thats 180 dandelions on one charge.

24/04/2014 at 22:12

Hmm, I don't have too much trouble with dandelions but what easy peasy method do you suggest for cleavers, celandines, ivy, bindweed, couch grass etc.....all of which are within very easy reach of my border from next door's neglected acreage.  I do have various defensive strategies but none of them could be described as good for a bad back

24/04/2014 at 23:27

A can of petrol ?  (only joking)

25/04/2014 at 15:05

I have got arthritis in my neck and spine and do most of my gardening kneeling on a camping mat. They cost less than a fiver in Argos.

The only problem is standing up when I have finished !!!

25/04/2014 at 15:08

Pauline, I have similar issues. I'm seriously considering a hip flask to help "lubricate" the joints before I try to get back up

25/04/2014 at 15:15

Sounds like a good idea.   

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