I am a lazy gardener with a bad back, for some reason, this year, the flower beds are full of dandelions, I can' t weed them out  very well, so I hit on the idea of using a Dyson battery vacuum cleaner with the nozzle removed to vacuum off all the seeds, it works a treat, so at least there will not be the spread of seeds this time.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,055

    I love that Paulimage

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Perhaps Mr Dyson can invent a vacuum cleaner to suck out  all the weeds too.image 

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Fabulous idea Paul image Could do with a borrow of your dyson image

  • Pam HoggPam Hogg Posts: 8

    When is the best time to cut back a camellia bush?

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,098

    Pam, i would start a new topic re your camelia because this one is headed Dandelions and some people may not bother to look.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • When you buy a Dyson !

  • Pam HoggPam Hogg Posts: 8

    Thanks Lyn my first time!

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    image They say necessity is the mother of invention!image

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    dig out root of dandylion  and any flower heads pick before seeding and if your clever you could make dandylion wine.

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Shame you only get 6mins continuous power from a D handheld, I'd need 2 hrs image

  • It takes approx 2 seconds to de-seed a dandelion, thats 180 dandelions on one charge. image

  • DorsetUKDorsetUK Posts: 441

    Hmm, I don't have too much trouble with dandelions but what easy peasy method do you suggest for cleavers, celandines, ivy, bindweed, couch grass etc.....all of which are within very easy reach of my border from next door's neglected acreage.  I do have various defensive strategies but none of them could be described as good for a bad back

  • A can of petrol ?  (only joking)

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,892

    Pauline, I have similar issues. I'm seriously considering a hip flask to help "lubricate" the joints before I try to get back upimage

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