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  • LynLyn Posts: 21,341

    I thought you just ran your fingers through those grasses to pull out the dead stuff? 

    Lovely May blossom Dove, does that mean we can now cast our clouts and plant our seeds? image

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,707

    Some grasses can be "combed" Lyn, but not that one, in my experience.

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,371

    Thanks Hosta image will do! 

    BusyL, yes, that's the one...was always the better pub but new landlords are going all gastro pub! image it always had great food anyway! In its best days, on a Sunday they just cooked roast beef and did it in doorstep sandwiches with roast potatoes on the side for £2.50! Then you didn't feel guilty if you went home for roast dinner afterwards imageimageimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737
    I'm seriously considering sandals Lyn!image

    BL think the problem with the pub is that there's more profit in the food side so that is encroaching on the drinking side. The locals are feeling unloved and unwanted but the thing is it's the locals that make that place more than simply it's architecture and draw the dining customers in. It's a fine line to tread for new tenants ... :-/
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,371

    Morning Lyn, yes that's what I saw Monty doing but I wasn't sure  as I've not grown grasses before, thanks Hosta

    Morning Dove x have a great day in the gerbil household!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,707

    and those of us who don't partake of the demon drink..... image

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,818

    Morning all.  Have just spent a lovely half hour watching Beechgrove and cuddling Rasta who has to be bribed to take her post op meds.  I'm hiding them in best Belgian black pudding - stashed in the freezer since Xmas when they do specials such as speculoos (too sweet), boozy, spicy and so on.

    Miscanthus should be cut back as low as possible in March/April before the new growth starts.   Can be done later bu once the new shoots show, they need cutting back to just above the green so the new foliage doesn't get cut edges.   It's the evergreen grasses that just get combed through with a rake or by hand (wearing gloves).

    Still jolly cold here and windy again so the morning will be spent catching up on housework and then walkies.   Baby veggies need to stay tucked up another day and night as they're promising warmer weather tomorrow.

    Our May blossom is nowhere near opening!


    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737
    Morning Wonky, enjoy your day in the rural idyll image x
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,707

    which is why I said "cut above that"



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