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Happy Sunflowers

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 09:32

Still no sign of ours opening, but it keeps getting taller and taller!

(It was 208cms/6.8ft about ten minutes ago)


HELP... Hundreds of strange eggs on my lawn and soil?

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 08:47

I am super curious to know what these are! 

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 19:10

Thank you all. The circumstances were: I was mowing the grass and the blade suddenly clunked and bent.  There was nothing for it to hit that was visible or felt under foot.

No stone, stick, toy, anything... Also I will be going back after Baby is born (unless I can get before then) as B&Q have asked me to return the product so they can look at it.

Again, thank you all for your advice!  

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 11:18

I went in my car to buy it, but I am 8months pregnant and can't drive at the moment. 

Its about 15 miles away I think, give or take a mile.

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 09:45

It was back in May! I have a printed out receipt from emails back and forth complaining about it it's just getting to the nearest store that's a problem.  Unfortunately we are new to the area and do not know anyone here to ask.

The weather is supposed to settle from tomorrow and then a freezing snap coming this weekend so hopefully I can strim on the Saturday before the temperatures get too low.

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 19:52

Yes its a new mower from B&Q: We don't know what damaged it, we were mowing the lawn and it made a strange clunk noise and we checked and the blade is sat on the underneath and bent quite badly.

Silly thing is that there were no rocks, sticks, or anything for it to hit. No toys, no bumps in the soil... completely baffling.  I would take it back to B&Q but my nearest depot is quite far away and I am 8months pregnant now so struggle to get behind the wheel of my car! 

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 19:02

No I didn't Verdun, it's still sat in the Garage with a broken blade and its £18 for a new blade that was just one of them things "I will get round too" and never actually got around too! 

Perhaps I can strim just a 1/3 off before the frosts next week to try to make it look tidier?

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:57

I can stand the mess, I just don't want to damage the grass is all and I was concerned it was too wet here in the Midlands.

I will see what the weather is like on the weekend.

Thank you for your fast reply. 

Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:44

So we purchased a Lawn mower in May and by July it was broken. We now have a very VERY overgrown garden front and back.

Whilst I have no hope of getting into the back and strimming all the lawn with it being waterlogged and flooded, the front is higher up and not so bad but the grass is ridiculously long. Though it is lush, thick and a lovely green.

Can I strim it whilst wet without problems (elec strimmer) or do I have to wait now till warmer and dryer weather? Our front looks unsightly compared to the neoughbours and we don't want to be shunned for being untidy newcomers to the street!  


Posted: 25/11/2012 at 17:06

I finally, after six years, got an allotment!!!

Which is good as I had no room left at all for any more containers or specialised bags for growing anything at home... Now the only problem is that it has rained and rained and rained non-stop and the allotment has mint on it (who in their right mind plants mint direct into the ground ).

But I did mark out my beds and put down some weed suppressant fabric for two of them - beans/peas and my salad/herb/flower bed.

They have a little tin screwed too the allotment notice board for seed swapping, not really sure I can squeeze 10+ asparagus crowns into it!  

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