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Talkback: Choose the right mower - cutting types

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:03

Hi Mary and all,

Whilst some of the lawnmower models suggested may meet some of the criteria that Mary needs advice on, I wonder if there maybe to much choice and also lets not forget the cost !!

As in all things, simple and easy maybe the best outcome

If possible find your nearest independent lawnmower sales & service outlet, go visit and discuss. Am sure they will best advise on your needs.

Talkback: Choose the right mower - cutting types

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 20:26

Yes, that is one brand, there are others that are as good.

Checkout online - Amazon or  B&Q have models to view

Suggest to look for as large drive side wheels as possible and collection bag on rear so you can cut right upto lawn edges.



Talkback: Choose the right mower - cutting types

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 19:58

Hello Mary,

If I can offer advice, suggest you consider the following :-

If the lawns are smallish, flat and easy to get to with electric power, go for either a Hover (Flymo) with or without collection, suggest 12"/30cm.

These are easy to push as on cushion of air. Alternatively, go for a small lightweight plastic mower with large wheels - again with or without collection Bag/Box.

If power supply a problem or unhappy with cable, look at cordless/battery operated options. 

Lastly look for a very lightweight hand mower, there are good Swedish models which are very easy to push especially on flat surface and give a good finish.

Happy mowing !



Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 20:00

Think pepper maybe cheaper

Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 18:43

Hi, might sound silly but how about a slight scattering of ordinary pepper over the top soil surface, cats will not want to get near when they pick up the odour or get their paws tainted.

It should dilute with rainfall or watering.

Hope this acceptable       

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:26
I don't know if anyone else does this but I cut the flower spikes as above, then I lay them straight onto a seed tray filled with compost, so when the seeds fall out from the seed heads straight into the tray, germinate and then prick out into pots to 'over winter'.
When all done all I have to do is remove the withered stems onto the compost to recycle.

Works every time. Hope this helps others.

Best regards.

Lawn "Patch"

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:42

Thanks to all who gave their considered thoughts. Shall 'take on board' and do as advised.

Yes Clarington, I do have a Honda 216 lawnmower with a Roller Drive and hopefully this will aid the lawn's health along with feeding and Jim's advice of lawn dressing at appropriate times.

Many thanks once again and "Good Gardening" to all. Let's hope for a beautiful and bountiful Season whatever the weather.

Kind regards.

Lawn "Patch"

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 10:48

Thanks to Edd & SwissSue for your answers / replies, really appreciate your thoughts.

However, furthering the possibility of previous filling and reseeding leads me to wonder whether there may have been a pond there originally as the defined shape being potentially circular !.

I am unsure of how to overcome the difference in grass type and growing angle, does anyone have any thoughts or past experience.

Again, thanks to above for their responses 

Lawn "Patch"

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 11:40

Hi everyone,

Having recently moved home and into a new garden, I notice in one area of the lawn a large round patch which is different to the rest of the surface grass growing. It almost looks like the grass is growing at a different angle ?? to the rest of the lawn area. Is that possible ?

I am not sure if this has any relevance but there is a border of snowdrops around part of the circumference and the area looks as if in a depression. ( I don't mean that its unhappy !!)

Any help or advice would be truly appreciated. Thanks

Leaving my garden

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 17:17

Thanks Gardengirl for your reply. Maybe later I will contact WW and discuss further.

Good to know there are 'like minded' garden people out there and not far away.

Regards and best wishes to all 

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