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Lawnmower grumbles...

Just a general grumble rather than anything else...

Trying to source someone to mow my lawn, which is the whole of 6 feet by 4, for less than £30 has become rather fruitless. Neighbours said they knew someone who would do it for some cider and a cuppa tea, hasn't gotten in touch, the cheapest push mower I can find is over £30, and seems pointless for such a tiny lawn, and I have nowhere to store it anyway!

It seems so silly that I've gotten everything looking so nice, when I have lawn covered in daisies and dandilions, and it long and unsightly...

I've also asked on local facebook groups and freecycle!

I think I'm destined to make this trip to argos for this push mower at the end of the month and pray nobody pinches it from the front or keep it in the boot of the car!

Such as life hey?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    SPea - you'd think a neighbour would offer to cut it when they do theirs. image

    That's what I'd do if I was your neighbour.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,607
    Fairygirl wrote (see)

    SPea - you'd think a neighbour would offer to cut it when they do theirs. image

    That's what I'd do if I was your neighbour.

    Me too, how about buying a little strimmer.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    6x4 feet, maybe a pair of shears

  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    I was thinking shears too.  Or what about changing it for alternative lawn eg chamomile, thyme.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,168

    I'd dig it up and plant flowers instead

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,547

    It wouldn't take long to cut it by hand with a pair of garden shears, if your legs and back are still of the bendy variety - I used to cut a little lawn like this - bit past it now image

    http://www.tooled-up.com/product/draper-190mm-soft-grip-garden-shears/152417/?Referrer=googleproductlisting&gclid=CM3TyK690b0CFWbLtAodLCoAXA

    Or as I've said elsewhere, Auctioneers' Deadstock Sales can be sources of good second hand gardening equipment - and it's free entertainment and usually a cheap cuppa and a bun can be had image

     

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • lisa masseylisa massey Posts: 252

    What area are you in SP?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    Good idea, not worth the hassleimage

    You'd only need 4 3'x2' paving slabs to cover that if you want somewhere to put your chair

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    I think I'd plant something else instead and not bother with the grass if it's such a tiny area. Depending on what else you already have and what style you like - you could have a trendy urban jungle, a little haven for wildlife with lots of bee and butterfly friendly plants or a geometric knot garden with box and architectural evergreens. If you still want grass - you could make some little turf topped boxes which double as seats. They can be clipped with shears.

    The world's your lobster - as Del boy would say imageimage

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,547

    What about those free wildflower seeds we all sent for the other night? 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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