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Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 10:42

Fingers crossed for you, Leadfarmer.

My concern would be that it only has a 30cm (12inch) cutting width blade and given the dimensions of your planned lawn, you will have to make so many passes, it will take forever to mow.

Something like so (17inch blade) is what I would be considering:

Hope I don't seem to be interfering!


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 21:13

Verdun - I sow my seed two to the pot and plant them out without separating them.....this is for cut flowers rather than for exhibition.

You mentioned varieties earlier, my own preference is for picotee types, although it's a personal preference thing.

Tracy - Good luck & keep in touch if you need anymore help.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:29

This isn't an ideal time i.e. light levels besides temperatures, for sowing.....10c would be the ideal temperature for sowing.

I haven't seen those posts you mention, but of course, the mice are really only interested in the seed... not the seedlings.

New greenhouse.....exciting times!

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:09
KEF wrote (see)

A bit of brightness from last Spring.

Love that lovely yellow flower, it a poppy?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:03

Hi, Tracy...yes, put them in your cold greenhouse when they have germinated, but try to do it when there no severe frosts......deffo not outside in their final quarters. Once they've acclimatised they will tolerate very low temperatures.

Depending on the temperature of where they are now, they will take between 7 & 21 days to surface.

Depending how these progress, you may well wish to sow more in another couple of weeks or so.

Good luck!

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 13:57

Gorgeous bumble bee shot, Fairygirl, I always think the plant they're visiting is all important to the result..and you have it spot on for me. 

Verdun - will make some SP suggestions on the tuther thread if you raise the question. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 11:42

A tad more definition would be welcome, Fairygirl , but nice to see and well worth posting....thank you for sharing.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 11:05

Hi, Tracy.....I do a sweet pea thread on this forum if you need help any time


Camera Corner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 10:57

 Something cheery for a orrible wet January day.

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 18:31

LF - I think if it were me I would try to visit a lawnmower specialist, certainly make sure it has the cutting width you require.

I'm lucky as I have such a place within five miles of where I live, they have a large source of new and very little used machines. 


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