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Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 10:20

Iv e just bought a Suffolk Punch 30S petrol cylinder mower for a good price on ebay, collecting it this week. I won't be using it until my new lawn is installed, but hopefully it will be an introduction into proper mowing.

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Overgrown Montana Clematis

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 19:51

I have one in my garden. Actually, it's my next door neighbours but it grows over my garage as you can see below. I prune it back by about 1-2ft after it has flowered late spring. It grows back through the summer and flowers profusely again the following spring. Sadly for my neighbour, tney don't get any flowers on their side of my garage, which obviously means that it's my pruning that makes the flowers. 

Basically, however far you cut it back, thats where the flowers will appear the following year, so chop away. You can see my neighbours house on the left which is where it is planted, but it flowers on my side of the garage....

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Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 19:43

Thanks David. I'll go and visit a few places and get a better feel for it. There's a couple I know of in Sheffield.  

Cheers. 

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 18:17

Thanks. I've seen two types of Suffolk Punch for sale brand new, one about £500 and the Kawaziki engine model at around £1000. It also seems that Suffolk Punch 14S, Qualcas Classic, Allet Classic 14L, Webb C14 & Atco Balmoral are all one and the same, just given a different name.  Another site states the Suffolk Punch doesn't exist any more and has been replaced by the Allet Classic. It's quite confusing actually.

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 16:39

I don't think Honda make cylinder mowers, but they do make a rotary with roller. I was hoping to get a cylinder as they are supposed to give a much cleaner cut, rather than slashing the grass as rotarys do.

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 10:59

Thanks David. I do already own a nice rotary Honda Izzy, but I now need a mower with a roller to create stripes. When I lay my new lawn this year I want to keep it looking great so I was thinking of getting a cylinder mower with roller. But I know these are only any good for grass that is kept short, and struggle with long grass. 

Im not sure whether to buy new, or go for an old used model, as I think today's machines have engines made in China!

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 13:02

Anyone now of any good UK lawn mower discussion forums?

Im making a new lawn this year and would like to get a good mower for making stripes. I know I need a mower with rear roller, but id like to do some research into which type is best for me.

It will only be a small lawn, about 25m sq, and id like to consider the benefits of cylinder/petrol/hand push etc Does anyone know of any good forums for this subject?

Thanks

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 22:03

Why thank you sir

Tree Advice

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 18:45

Amelanchier Lamarckii (June Berry) is a nice tree that doesn't get too big, the leaves change from green to orange and have nice white flowers, with berries. You could get a multistem and cut it back if it starts to get too large. I have one in my garden and its quite a slow grower.

Or why not get an apple tree on a small rootstock, that way you get blossom and fruit.

Have a look at it with Google Images.

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:16

Im lead to believe that they like water just as much as any other plant, but they need excess water to drain away.

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