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Best mower for timothy grass

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 10:34
Lucy-SAA says:

Thanks all for the responses. And yes, sorry; I should've clarified that I'm in the UK and working in Sterling.

I'll try to speak to someone who can talk me through my options. For now I'll revisit the power scythe idea! 

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 Or even tout about for a local agricultural contractor or farmer who would be prepared to cut it a few times a year as part of his 'charitable giving' that he/she could set against tax?

(I used to work for a charity ... people can be very helpful if asked in the right way )

Edited to add:   Speak to your local Young Farmers Clubs ... maybe offer to do a talk at one of their meetings ... and then use the opportunity to do a bit of networking and explain this problem you're having ... perhaps they may come up with a solution? 

Last edited: 13 November 2017 10:37:31

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 08:58

LilyP ... They worry about possible osteoporosis when were on high doses of thyroxine ... They reduced mine a couple of years ago but my symptoms returned so my GP reinstated my former dose on the understanding that I take regular calcium and Vit. D and K to support my bones. 


Posted: 13/11/2017 at 08:48

You can't rely on rain to water plants in containers as the leaves act as an umbrella. 

By the time you came back the leaves had died so the soil was wet.

I would have not planted more than one or two potatoes in that size pot. They grow into quite large plants and the roots need a lot of room. 

Also the foliage is more susceptible to blight and other fungal infections when it's overcrowded. It needs good airflow through the foliage. 

Better luck next time 

Best mower for timothy grass

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 08:35

Put SAA into Google and you'll find a charity which has won a Queens Award for voluntary service. 

Timothy Grass is one of the most commonly cultivated grasses in the UK and grown in most hay meadows.  This is part of the problem as its wiry flower stalks are causing the problem. 

I have no solution to offer other than a power scythe or an agricultural haycutter.

Last edited: 13 November 2017 08:37:21

Best mower for timothy grass

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 08:18

Papi Jo ... I think you're being disingenuous. We know that you, along with several of us,  are a self-acknowledged pedant   However, there's a time and a place for pedantic teasing ... Is this really it? 

Last edited: 13 November 2017 08:24:16

Mature blueberry bushes

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 08:12

Can you post a photo of them please?


Posted: 13/11/2017 at 08:10

How many potatoes were planted in that pot?  It looks overcrowded. 

Did anyone water them for you while you were away?

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 07:57

Good morning all  

Clari ... Those grandparents sound like my sort of people ... an evening out with the Plant Gall Society 

We both slept like logs. Hosta ... words are going to be had with the owners re taking our number off the alarm system.  If they want someone to cover when they're out socialising it's going to cost them 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 21:56

Night night folks  ... Need some sleep 

Overgrown hedge - will it regrow if cut back hard now??

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 19:22

Yes and yes. 

It'll be fine 

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