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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.

Buying Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:14

Thanks allim2, they do indeed sell the Monty Don variety. I'll get some ordered.

My Garden

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 14:13

This may not be so relevant for shaded areas, but for a new large border you can dramatically reduce the costs of planting by sowing the area with seeds. That way you get a summer of lovely plants and also gives you more time to plan and save for the plants you do want to buy for next year. 

What would you do

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 14:08

Sam, can I ask which software you used to create that plan?

My Garden

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 22:49

I wouldn't worry too much about it. Its more relevant if lets say you were dead set on growing specific plants like rhododendrons/azaleas/magnolias etc then you ideally need acidic soil. But for most plants I'm sure you will be fine. 

But whilst your at the early stages of planning your garden then it makes sense to test your soil.

If you do create some borders, you can save yourself the effort of disposing of the dug out turf by laying it grass side down in the bottom of the border, then put the soil back on top. Or pile it in the corner of your garden (grass side to grass side) and it will turn into lovely soil by next year, that you can add back to the borders.

Mulching with privet

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 21:40

Have a read here..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000389843

I have the same type as yourself, which is supposed to be good for green/soft cuttings. However, I find it clogs up easy with green/moist cuttings and is better for dry stems/twigs etc. I find mixing them together can work. I put my shreddings straight onto the compost.

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