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Keep the vamps at bay

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

We’ve been tidying up the garden before the Autumn starts on Wednesday. Lindsey cut the front lawn, maybe for the last time, and I’ve been clearing up and emptying the potatoe bags and planting my garlic that my friend (thanks Paul) bought from the The Garlic Farm, on The Isle of Wight. (keeps away the vamps!). It’s probably a little early, but I wanted to get it in the ground while it was still warm, and the autumn starts on Wednesday, so it’s probably not that early. I’ve planted Iberian Wight - a soft-neck early white garlic and Elephant Garlic - these cloves are massive. I’ll be planting my potatoes shortly for Christmas, and keeping them in the greenhouse.

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Front lawn

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Lindsey cuts the front lawn…(whilst I cut the hedge)

Front lawn with clover for bumble bees

Front lawn with clover for bumble bees

our little bit for biodiversity for the bumble bees, because the bumble bees swarm over the clover in the front lawn, so it would be a shame to cut it all.

Clover in the front lawn

Clover in the front lawn

Closeup of clover in the front lawn

Closeup of clover in the front lawn

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It’s a lot less bother with a hover - is it?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

For the last couple of days I’ve been cutting the lawn. Whoever said that a lawned garden requires little maintenance. We’ve not been able to cut the lawn completely since the spring because of the Daffodils planted in the lawn, and I’ve read these should not be cut down before 1 June, to allow the bulbs to swell. So the grass has grown rather long in places!

I started cutting the grass yesterday, but had to higher the blade on my electric flymo, to cope with the long grass, and today, I’ve been cutting the grass and lowering the blade to it’s lowest setting to cut the lawn. So I’ve been up and down the lawn six times today at different blade heights. The yellow patches are where the long grass has been, but these will green up shortly with the next rainfall. The lawn measures approx. 70 feet x 35 feet, and it’s quite difficult cutting with an electric flymo, but that will have to do at present, until I decide to get a petrol lawnmower. Who said ‘it’s a lot less bother with a hover’, is welcome to come run to my house for free and cut my lawn with a hover mower.

 

Front Lawn No.1 (not cut!)

Front Lawn No.1 (not cut!)

My trusty bright orange Eletrolux Flymo Compact 380 Hover lawn mower right of picture (I really should move those fish tanks into the fish house!)

Front Lawn No.2 (not cut!)

Front Lawn No.2 (not cut!)

The hedge will need a cut next 

Front Lawn No.3 (not cut!)

Front Lawn No.3 (not cut!)

At the bottom of the garden under the aging Victoria Plum tree, the grass has been deliberately left long for the wild-life.

Front Lawn No.4 (cut!)

Front Lawn No.4 (cut!)

Yellow patches left by the long grass, because of the daffodils. 

Front Lawn No.5 (cut!)

Front Lawn No.5 (cut!)

My bit for bio-diversity!

My bit for bio-diversity!

deliberately left long for the wild-life! 

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