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strimmer-vs-mower

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 21:44

Hi,

I mowed the very first time yesterday with the simple strimmer on my messy lawn with almost knee high grass & weeds. At least it's a bit tidy now with all weeds down!!!!!

Would like to seek advice from you all here who mown all the time:- My husband suggested that our garden's not suitable to mown with hover mower, so he was using the strimmer for the past 3years and do it prob once a mth only which makes him exhausted at the end of the day when the grass goes mad on hot & rainy summer days.

I'm gonna push out the very un-used mower tomorow and give it a try. It's called Xceed Hover mower, which is from Asda i think, plastic blades,only 2 left. Has anyone has any idea how it works prob? or just push and go as others?

We have 2 level of lawn, both never been treated & taking care of properly since we rented it 3years ago. And it's sloppy and long. Stoney. Please if any advice for a starter like me will be greatfull. Especially someone who has the same mower as mine,coz I cant find a lot of information about it except for replacement blades.

Thank you for all helpssss.

 

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DIY solar water feature@bird bath

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 15:29

thank you!!!!

DIY solar water feature@bird bath

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 14:30

 dear all,

hi i'm planning to make a little water feature/bird bath with very simple equipment which is a baby bath,which unable to be sold, & prob just brought a solar power pump which cost not more than £20 from the internet.

Please may i have some suggestion on building it up & make a welcome stopby spot for birdies ard?

Thank you

recover dry out clementi Persian

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:00

hi,

Please advise if it's possible to recover my drying Persian clemanti. It was healthy sprouting with new leaves & climbing up the wall, but due to we been away from holiday a week jz right under the heatwave, all leaves have been dry out & stem have become woody.

I cut down til the part which i can see some green stem remaining & repotted it with rooting hormone & fresh compost, hope it can come up with some new growth, just wondering if anyone would have any gd suggest that what else i can do to have it back?? It's the first clementi i grow because it has the most attractive flower i love!!!

Thank you!!

please ID this plant??

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:50

thank you all for great advice!!!

please ID this plant??

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 08:27

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27575.jpg?width=400&height=292&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27576.jpg?width=464&height=254&mode=max

 

Found this really bright yellow flower jz pop up from the wall this year with the heat. think it might be a weed for someone else but i really like the sun-shine colour & would like to po it in my newly start wild flower corner.

Please advise if it's possible to be propogated?

Thank you

Quite a few question for experianced gardenerssss

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 23:14

 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

please help to ID this plant?

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 22:43

arrhhhhgg link didnt work now!!! will try again later thx for your reply

Quite a few question for experianced gardenerssss

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 22:37

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27570.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

Quite a few question for experianced gardenerssss

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 22:31

hi,

#1 Have a 2years old bushy rasberry tree doing very well last year with big healthy fruit but didnt really prune it neatly early this year due to the cold weather. So it went a bit messy with old wood & new shoot coming thru at the same time, & i realise the fruits are half a size than the year before. Also most of the fruit have been attacted by hthe rasberry beetle,which i think someone hav posted a threat bout it too. So shld i cut down all shoot after the fruitting season this year & spray the chemical which recommended? Is the fruit gonna be OK to eat as i jz blend them all in milkshake after try to take off the yucky part. I hope i didnt drank lots of larvea in my tummy thru the whole summer

#2 attached is a pic of my not green at all rosemary plant brought from shop. think it gets to this stage due to water logging when it stay indoor during the winter-spring. Althought it been standing out for almost a mth now with blasted sunshine there's no new grow show. the dry leaves smells good still thou,jz like the shop brought dry herbs. So please anyone know how do i get some green back & keep it grow?

 

 

#3 Love my lavender path growing strong for the 3rd year. But some of them gone a bit leggy specially after watering. As they're grown as a long path along so didnt really have support to each other,or not bushy enough yet to support each other. Please may I have some advise to avoid this happen again next year summer. Will cut them down to the wood this year for a more bushy grow next year but need them to stand straight looking good if possible?

 

 

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