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Highland Jeannie

Latest posts by Highland Jeannie

What's for tea?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 19:58

Recycled Chinese take-away!  We're eating our way through the freezer (needs defrosting) & using up the former left-overs which I froze.

Apple cake - aaahhh that would be yummy

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 23:39

"The Nigel Show" as my husband calls it, has not been the same lately; we'll both be glad to see him back!

3 in 1 Lawn Mower, Aerator & Scarifier

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 16:43

Thanks again Gary for all of your trouble.  I often read reviews of products before considering buying, but haven't of checking out Amazon .   Certainly the reviews that you've posted the link to wouldn't encourage me to buy!


Jean.  (Disappears off to Amazon to spend hours looking at reviews.......!)


3 in 1 Lawn Mower, Aerator & Scarifier

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 22:52

Hmm, thanks for your thoughts, Gary.  We do have a battery mower (Bosch), this gadget would really be for the scarifying & aerating element. I was wondering about whether the blades would be suitable, maybe a hollow tine corer would be best for aerating. We don't have heavy clay, but extremely stony soil that's rather compacted.

The advertised price is £80 & I do wonder now whether it might be better to buy individual tools instead.

Cheers, Jean.


Posted: 13/10/2012 at 23:58

My husband never refers to "Gardeners' World" now, it's always "The Nigel Show."

We do hope that he is alright, he's a real scene-stealer! 

Unusual name for a dog, though.......

3 in 1 Lawn Mower, Aerator & Scarifier

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 19:57

Made by Eckman.  Does anyone have any experience of this product please??

There are lots of adverts for it, apparently the appropriate cassette slots into place.  Looking at the pictures the aerator is a series of blades.

"Lawn Man" has a battery operated mower, & is considering something to scarify & aerate, & 2 gadgets for the space of 1 in the garage can only be good!  We don't have a large lawn, but part of it has already gone into shade for the winter & it's a bit damp too.

(Sorry i this has been brought up before but every time I try to search the site, it freezes .)




Have region as well as name

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 23:35

Hence my name!   The only thing is that we're only a few feet above sea level & in the sheltered Beauly Firth, it's a very different story gardening 30 miles south of here. (Frost in August!!)

But of course many areas have their own local microclimate.

Astrantias not flowering

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 21:43

I planted some astrantias earlier this year in our new garden - they're blooming very well - sorry!!  

Garden Hoses

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 10:02

Can't remember what make ours is; very likely Hozelock, it's bright green & has 2 narrower yellow stripes.

Why can't someone make the fittings "fit" - they all drip when in use  !!

Garden Hoses

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 21:30

Hi, we used a (borrowed) coiled hose for a while & also found it easy to trip over & it didn't stretch as far as it should either.

When we bought our own new one last year we opted for one advertised as "non-kink," (has a stripe down it) - so far so good .   Strangely we haven't used it much lately........

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