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Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:50

I wouldn't be allowed to do that Georgie, I don't much fancy having my deposit docked for new turf and the cost of labour either! It's what I'd do if I ever do own a lawn though, I can't say i'm much into grass, probably because I don't have kids!


However! Next door had their gardener over this afternoon, minutes after us returning from town, they'd obviously forgotten to mention us to him, so we pretty much pounced on the chap! Anyway, £5 down the line we have a mown lawn, a bag of grass cuttings to compost, and learned that this man keeps bees, and in turn learned a lot about bees which are absolutely fascinating!

I am still going to try and 'win' this mini mower on ebay though, simply because it might be handy should we move in three months time to a place with a lawn too.

It looks so good mown though, I almost see the appeal!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:30

He's gravelled half Dove!

Anyone got hydrangea glam rock?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 14:25

I've resisted making a Marc Bolan based joke on this all morning!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 14:23

Hey Heather and Newboy, £80 is way out of my budget, and you can get a lawnmower for £40 from argos! I don't have a B&Q or a Wilkos locally to me, and I have no transport. I used to love wilkos! Not ashamed to say a lot of my house things came from there when I used to live near one. My local Homebase is 4 mile round trip, which I did yesterday to get a nice watering can at the insistence of my OH, the £1.50 plastic one from ASDA wasn't do it's job well enough apparently


This £5 flymo one ends in a few hours, and I'm hoping to hear back from the seller beforehand to arrange collection from the station, if not I'll just bid on it when it ends and try and arrange a favour from my manager who lives locally!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:07

You'd think Dovefromabove, but this house came with nothing in it, so I don't think he'd be interested in providing anything for the outside of it! In fact in all the houses I've lived in, throughout my life, my parents rented too, they've always had to buy their own lawnmower.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:39

So far I've found a lady who can do it at the weekend for £10, and a lawnmower ten miles away in Malvern for £5, I've asked if she could maybe deliver for a fee or meet me at her local station. It's a small Flymo Minimo, which means nothing to me, it looks quite old though, but so long as it does my lawn once a month for a little while I'm happy!

Buying seeds online/eBay

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:23

I was just on ebay looking for a local lawnmower and stumbled upon the seed section, has anyone ordered seeds/plants online from ebay? And how have they fared? I'm looking at local sellers that I should be able to walk to and look at myself, if the seller is happy with that, I'm wary of ordering from abroad, though there's some roses from italy that look just lovely!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 23:08
@fairygirl and Lyn

The next door neighbours said they'd put their gardener in touch but nothing yet. The problem is that there's no grass gardens at all on my road-or adjacent roads! We all have small front "gardens" that have largely been turned into driveways. The rest are right on the road with a pavement between them. City living! We don't have back gardens, the rear of the houses back onto a small access road for the binmen.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 23:05
@Lisa I'm in the very central of Worcester. Surrounded by flats and terraces with no gardens! I'm thinking of maybe posting on gumtree though. There might be a local odd jobs fella who'd do it for me once a month for a tenner and a beer!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 23:03
Unfortunately it's a rented property else I'd personally get rid of it and have some decking. If I had a "proper" lawn id invest in a mower or pay a gardener, but it really doesn't seem like it's worth the effort at the moment. The landlord wants it kept neat and tidy, which I can understand, but it's become such a hassle trying to sort it. There's a reason everyone on my street has turned their front gardens into driveways. Nobody wants a tiny, and more importantly useless lawn.

I bought some lawn shears the other day, but I think they're just for neatening edges and I got nowhere with it. They're no bigger than a large pair of scissors really. Saw some shears in homebase earlier but were ??25! Where else can I find some?

Buying second hand or from an auction was my first thought too, but now I don't have transport I'm sort of stuck. Thanks for thinking of solutions for me though guys. It was more a grumble from me though. I was walking down the drive and it's such a sight at the moment. Let's all my container gardening down.

If only I owned it I'd be down to homebase in the morning ordering myself a nice bit of decking and a lovely bench!

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