Latest posts by Bluebaron

Any advice on hand-push lawnmowers?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:30

Well my Webb H12R just arrived.

It comes in a small box and it is fairly easy to assemble. The Grass box is a bit flimsy and tends to fall off if you tip the machine forward.

My first run was rubbish and so was the second and third. The reason I have discovered is two fold. Firstly my grass was slightly damp so the machine tended to skid. Secondly its too long.

After I had cut the grass with my petrol mower I found it fine to use and gave nice stripes. The problem is who wants to cut grass that is already cut!

I brought this machine to cut the small rows between my veg patch. I am going to have to get it cut very short with a spare flymo I have, (petrol mower won't fit) and then hopefully it should work fine on a little and often basis.

With regard the grass box, you probably won't need it as the grass will already be quite short when you cut it. I guess its really designed for ornamental fine lawns.

I'll try and report back in a few weeks and see how I am progressing. 

When to dig it all up

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 09:51

I have a large Forget-me-knot bed which self seeded. It still looks nice with a few bluebells but looking at the 'what to do now' section in gardeners World it said time to clear them.I do want to plant a hardy annual bed and its getting late to sow.

Shame it will look like mud for a month though.

Any other ideas?



A couple of plant I.D's please

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 16:59




Beech hedges

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:37
I saw Monty's beech hedge was all green in last nights episode but mine it still 99% brown. When can I expect it to come into green usually. I live in surrey.

Fruit tree walk way

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:32
I think what you want is called pleaching. Try google it. Usually done with lime trees but I guess fruit trees would work although fruit needs light and air so you wouldn't be able to get a tight hedge like walkway.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 15:20
I have two plants growing in my greenhouse I planted from seed about 5 weeks ago I'll upload a photo later. Very tasty I last grew them about 7 years ago. Like tomatoes though they don't survive the winter.

plant IDS

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:10

Got another clump of the same stuff here.


plant IDS

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:34

Thanks Dove but don't muscari Flower in spring these are still only small leaves.

plant IDS

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:12

I have started to dig out my ground elder and have had to resort to removing all the plants.

This grass like club is going to be a nightmare to remove an I was wondering what it is and weather is worth saving?

It's a bit tricky to see but tulips and geraniums aside!

 Also I have these invaders in a bunch. I wasn't sure if it was fully grown ground elder or not. Its the 3 with the purplish tops and oak tree shaped leaves.



bay tree pruning

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 09:14


I have a large mature Bay and am trying to get it in order. I have removed the bottom branches and want to make a more formal shape.

I was thinking or just pruning it in tight and letting it bush out. I wanted a sort or large ball.

Any thoughts?


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making a huge lollypop 
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pruning shrubs for growth

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