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By goldie1

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Yesterday was bright but still very wet in the garden, so unable to mow the lawn’s I did manage to do some weeding and pull up a lot of bindweed……..I cut back a couple of bushes along the paths and steps that lead to the front door. So it does look a bit tidier now…………
Meanwhile others thought fit to chill out………..in the sun that was coming in through the balcony doors………..and Bossy Jilly booted Shadow off their couch and into her basket………….

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That's the life, eh Goldie!

I managed to get out for a couple of hours myself and am halfway through a blog now. I'm goint to check the front lawn to see if there's any chance of me cutting it. If not, I'll work on some of the weeds in the border under the conifers and do some prep ready for the bark we hope to put down in the coming weeks. We have named it the 'Woodland Area' as we are looking to attract wildlife etc.

Great to hear you're making progress out there though. Keep up the good work girl!!!

28 Jul, 2009

 

Now someone has recommended that I cut my back lawn cover in a skin and then lay bark down....as I want to reduce the amount of maintenance on my garden.........
the problem is though having to wheelbarrow it up through the back entry to my back garden..
Will read you blog with interest Billie
Cheers

28 Jul, 2009

 

Goldie, don't know about that one. Bark can blow all over the place in storms and you have more work raking or brooming it from other areas. Do you really have such a gigantic lawn you cannot manage? Then why not put some borders in the middle, like an oval or circle and have some rosebushes in them, or even small ornamental trees? Fill with mulch which will cut down weeds and you will only have a smaller lawn left. I think lawns are wonderful and so good to walk on with bare feet.

28 Jul, 2009

 

Awww...... Jilly&Shadow look so comfortable Goldie my boxer Balboa lies on a 2 seater bed settee (thats his bed if you dont mind) in the kitchen he`s the full length of it Lol hope you get your garden sorted.......oh the things we have to do:~)))))

28 Jul, 2009

 

I have to agree with Marguerite on the bark issue.

When i moved here there was bark laid in a 8' x 8' border and i was continuously having to pick it up off the lawn 1) because it looked a mess and 2) it kept ruining the mower blades as it was buried in the grass.
Grrrrr.

28 Jul, 2009

 

Ok so bark is off my list of choices then........:0)
Thanks for the input.

28 Jul, 2009

 

Marguerite I am bit physically challenged at the moment,
Just got rid of my walking stick............Hurray ! But don't want to over do it this year, and any digging or kneeling is definitely out..........But have taken on board your comments about the bark.
Thanks Marguerite and Louise

28 Jul, 2009

 

Two contented pals, I tried bark in part of my dog run a couple of years back ,it looked neat but was terrible when wet because the colour transferred to my dogs paws,then onto the path and yard , it took months to rid the path and yard of the stains,never used it again.........

28 Jul, 2009

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