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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 23:12

Can anyone recommend a good electric hedge clipper - preferably below £100.

My B&D (GT545) was great for several years until the motor burnt out today. I'm not sure whether to pet it repaired of replaced.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 23:09

You must read Maud is in the Garden's  account of spiky shoes on the thread called:

The daftest thing you've done in your garden - Page 3

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:18

Nice and sunny, not too hot, little bit of  breeze. had a bit of energy and as close to the right 'mindset' to make a start on cutting my (many) leandii (sp?) hedges. 

Perfect timing. 

Completed one side and a bit of top ... and the motor burnt out! 

 Weather's still lovely though! 

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 10:37

Ffb said: 

Sounds a bit like "The Flowerpot Men" talking to their friend "Weed" - remember them? But perhaps you are too young to have seen them on kiddies TV about 40 something ago?  

Too young? What a sweet thing to say about me  - oooer, you're not a bloke are you?

(jes' kiddin') 

PS Remember them? How could I flobberpossibly floget? it was how I learnt to spleaK!  

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 10:24

Hello Flobob (sorry ffb - had to try it just once!)

Nutcutlet's absolutely right (seriously!) 

PS nothing to forgive - you can't always tell can you? Sometimes we have to just wonder... 


growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 22:34

Hi ffb,

It's terrible to have an identity crisis...  as in "Who shall I be today?" 

I actually came across someone once who introduced himself like that in all seriousness to a gathering. (Funny looks all round!)

ffb is a bit hard to say. You know, leaving a few vowels in could give us 'flofob' .

Whatya think? 

Praps not.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 12:39

Matty2: Many thanks for iris advice . Only just found it - not been so frequent a visitor recently so read both your replies only a moment ago.

Now to find some spare gaps in a sunny position! 

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 22:10

Thanks Nutcutlet 

 flowersforbees: glad you seem to have your toolbar now.

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 23:06

Is flowersforbees  the same person as Wild about Flowers?

Wild about Flowers enquired earlier on different thread about Missing toolbar:

"I have the same problem you had Birdy13 so will take your advice 
and email Will let you know what 
happens and thank you!"

Are you both the same person? Have you now got your toolbar because if you got no response from your email you can sometimes raise them by telephone or try emailing Naomi Jones at


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 15:58

Mrs G: I agree: Inspirational! Transformational! (and no doubt Perspirational!) 

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