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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:21

Felco  are expensive and for me have a serious design flaw. The little "button" you use to release the blades is far too small and difficult to use. Too stiff.The very first time I used it, on the Felco stand at Chelsea, my finger slipped and I cut it! Bought them anyway and have continually hurt my thumb shifting it since.

They ought to know better. (and me! )

Don't buy. There I've got that off my chest. Thanks for giving me the opportunity.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:14


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 20:31

I get the iTunes email too Verd. I have never responded as I had my suspicions. Now I will definitely ignore it. Thank you.

When I get a nuisance call I now just put the phone down. If I get involved at all, my blood pressure goes up and I think " what's the point"

If I think the call is from the UK I do remind them I am on the TPS list.


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 19:10

Sadly I don't think calls originating from overseas are within the TPS's remit.

Planting bulbs in December

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 19:01

The bulb will do fine in its first year, as all the goodness it needs is already in the bulb. Unless it is very special you may wish to treat it as an annual, and not expend any effort or dosh on trying to get it to repeat. If you do want it to repeat feed it as it grows and then the foliage it makes becomes the foodstore for year 2 after the leaves die back. If the bulbs look anything other than pretty perfect I would treat as annual only.

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 00:09

I mow like this all year. I haven't changed the setting. I think grass needs leaf to be strong. Mine is currently looking better than it has for several years on this regime. Last cut was 1 week ago.( also collects last of leaf fall) Also less moss than usual. Will use Feed and weed next spring.

Is it too late to cut hedges?

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:57

I find they grow too much if you leave them too long. Every other year for most is more than enough. Some, such as thuggish pyracanthas can grow 4-5 ft each year and can quickly become a real problem if left. 

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:53

When you start mowing again in Spring, do it regularly but never short. Mow it longish.

How to prune 2 mature viburnums

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:49

I have hard pruned a mature viburnam which had quite a lot of dieback, from about 7 feet tall to about 2 feet. I am very pleased with its recovery. I had expected its demise.

I will now keep it under control., say no more than 5 feet tall.


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 08:38

Sorry Chicky that you have no heating. Mine went off yesterday because power was switched off while electricity poles are replaced in the village. All very efficient and planned. But as the house cooled down it made me think of all those people who struggle to stay warm. I am now warm again, as I hope you will be soon. 

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