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Today I cut the grass, which is no mean feat in my garden, and I’m always very tired afterwards!

Anyway, the grass was looking so green and lush, and I wanted to show Oliveoil how well it has recovered, at the back where back in spring it was nothing but a mud bath after I removed the moss! A certain person in our family suggested that I dig it up and plant tatties….well, I was going to have some tatties around here, but plans have changed, and the grass has recovered. There are still some bare patches, but they will also recover in time, with a bit of help from me and a packet of seed.

And here’s two doggies playing a game of catch…

….and their other favourite game of ‘I have the toy, you take it from me if you’re strong enough’.

And here’s the patio in the sunshine….it was a lousy morning, but this afternoon turned out beautiful! I even had a rest on the hammock before coming in to write this. :))

Have a great weekend! :)) Hope the sun shines on the Cricket Pitch! x

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That lawn is looking really good Karen. Tatties indeed lol! Just goes to show what a bit of hard work and TLC can do.
Hasn't Willow grown?! It's great to see them both getting on so well. :)

3 Jul, 2014

 

Thanks Julia...yes, she's growing up fast. I think she is going to be a big doggy! :))

3 Jul, 2014

 

Lawn looking fab Karen and the girls having Funtime looking great

3 Jul, 2014

 

Hi Karen, wow what a difference, I will tell that person who said to dig it up and grow tatties in it, wonder how on earth he has kept a job as long as he has cutting grass and making it playable on. Just shows you they who think they know do not always get it right lol :O) It looks ace.:O) The dogs are loving the garden too, bit cloudy here last two days but occasional sunshine and more sun this evening. Just had our dinner outside again and it was lovely out there. I too cut what bit of grass is left here. It doesn't take long now bit fiddly going all around the pathways but much quicker than it used to be. You could maybe have some raised veggie borders around the sides of your greenhouse when it arrives and grow yourself some greens for the cook. You have plenty of room on that driveway to do lots of things. There are some nice modular raised bed kits around have a look and see what you think to them. You could make lots of different shapes with the modular ones, good fun, but think they are a bit expensive, bit like leggo bricks from what I have seen. Wish I could remember what/which site it was where I saw them. Google modular vegetable kits and see what comes up. Garden looks ace you make sure you enjoy it and do not do too much gardening and tire yourself out. Happy gardening and resting in that hammock. :O)

3 Jul, 2014

 

Well done K.....it looking velvety! Hard work has paid off....I don't think you will ever need to go to the gym!Lol best exercise you can do.x

3 Jul, 2014

 

Lol! Thanks Mum and Julia! I am going to do exactly that Mum, but having priced the raised beds, Scott will be getting out his hammer and saw again!

3 Jul, 2014

 

oh good he made a good job of the other projects so I am sure he will make a good job of your veggie plots. They are very expensive to buy, although wood isn't cheap to purchase is it?

3 Jul, 2014

 

Well no, it's shockingly expensive these days isn't it?!

3 Jul, 2014

 

Yep it certainly is. But after saying that to make something is so satisfying I know how I felt after making the trellis for the roses. I could never have afforded to buy it or get it in the lengths and heights I wanted so it is really nice to be able to produce something with your own hands. :O)

3 Jul, 2014

 

if you think your lawn has some bare patches its a pity you can't see ours, it would cheer you up a lot.Guess who put too much Weed and Feed on the buttercups??

3 Jul, 2014

 

Well Stera...I can only reassure you...it will recover, minus the buttercups! Lol. Seriously though, those buttercups are tough aren't they? I think we will need to tackle them little and often!

3 Jul, 2014

 

I wonder if Molly is surprised that her companion is getting bigger and bigger, or do you think she doesn't really notice?!

3 Jul, 2014

 

Who knows? She must be noticing that she doesn't always 'win' the games now! It would be fascinating to know what goes on in her head sometimes!

3 Jul, 2014

 

no wonder you're tired after doing all that ...

4 Jul, 2014

 

I know how you feel Karen. I have four lawns to cut.....two on a hill. I also remove the moss twice a year, spring and summer. It takes a lot of faith! You grass looks beautiful.

4 Jul, 2014

 

Lush, green grass makes all the difference. What did you use Karen?

4 Jul, 2014

 

I just used an electric rake...a scarifier Annie. There was so much moss I daren't put any chemicals on it until I'd given it a chance to recover. I sowed Quite a lot of new seed on it afterwards.

4 Jul, 2014

 

I've borrowed Tracey's electric scarifier before, a heck of a lot easier than doing it by hand but it was brutal! I can imagine it was a necessity for you and it has done the job, transformed your lawns. I used Aftercut lawn thickener last month and would recommend it, brilliant on my small lawns.

4 Jul, 2014

 

Thanks for that Annie!

4 Jul, 2014

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