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Cordless mowers

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 08:09
Verdun wrote (see)

Keep us imformed please KT53.  

I know the Gtech doesnt stripe the lawn but not sure about 5 hours of power! 

I have my doubts about the 5 hour bit too.  I doubt we'll ever actually know because she will probably put it back on charge each time she uses it. 

Cordless mowers

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 22:30

No experience yet, but my neighbour is getting a GTech mower soon.  She's told that the battery lasts 5 hours fully charged.  She has 3 lawns to cut and each took about 15 minutes with a petrol mower.  It will be interesting to see how it copes.

Growing Horizontally

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 22:27

Corn and wheat might grow OK, but they will grow towards the light i.e upwards. Just because they are planted in the side of a block of earth doesn't mean they will grow sideways.

I haven't come across potato seeds, and seed potatoes have to be buried in the soil.  They would still grow up towards the light once they broke the surface.

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:28

I do understand that, but the only really dry areas are those around the shrubs so it must be down to the amount of moisture they are drawing out of the soil.  I was just surprised that it is so noticeable even before leaves have formed.

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:14

The point is, there is no canopy at the moment.  Leaves are just starting to form, only bare stems currently.

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 15:52

I've been weeding one of the borders and was surprised at just how much dryer the ground is around even the small shrubs.  They have little in the way of leaf on them yet but the ground is noticeably dryer.

Just moving a couple of feet away from them makes a big difference.  The whole area gets the same amount of sunlight.


Posted: 20/04/2016 at 15:48
biofreak wrote (see)

Sorry I no longer think that this 'thread' is worthy of comment or contribution. Bye.

Duh.  You just did comment / contribute.

problem sparrows

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 13:08

I'm on your side Lyn.  Much as I love nature, I don't want what should be in my larder destroyed in order to fill theirs!  I put out food for the little *******, so if that't not good enough for them they can look elsewhere.

Redwing / Jinxy.  If you can let us have your respective post codes I'll pass it on to our resident sparrows as a suggestion of the best location for a free meal.

Stoat spotted - a bit worried

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 17:31

As long as the stoat has an escape route there shouldn't be anything to worry about.  Most animals will avoid confrontation wherever possible.

Bad knees

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 18:08

I've also overbalanced when sat on one of the reversible kneeler/stool jobbies.  The limited mobility of my knees meant I knew it was happening but I was unable to prevent the slow, stately roll backwards onto the lawn.  There I was laying on my back with my feet in the air, unable to get up.  Unable to get up not because of any pain or discomfort, but because I was giggling like a fool!  Fortunately we have a fairly enclosed garden so at least there wasn't an audience.

Discussions started by KT53

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late again 
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Last Post: 28/04/2016 at 13:26

Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 19:28

EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Last Post: 16/04/2016 at 00:50

Can you identify this please I don't have a scoobie 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 18:03

No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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Last Post: 09/04/2016 at 20:47

"Sunken" area of lawn to raise it? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 17:49

How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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Last Post: 27/02/2016 at 23:19

When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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Last Post: 01/03/2016 at 10:57

Apologies in advance...

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Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 22:42

Chitting spuds

remove shoots or not. 
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Last Post: 24/04/2016 at 13:13

Getting back into fruit & veg growing

any decent books? 
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Last Post: 03/02/2016 at 22:14

Stuck for a plant idea

'memorial' plant 
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Last Post: 28/01/2016 at 21:24

If they could take their words back.

Latest GW 
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Last Post: 03/01/2016 at 22:46

Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 07:44

At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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