Saturday, March 24, 2007

Mow, mow, mow your lawn

Having a biggish garden has brought new pleasures to my life. The main one has been the joy of lawn-mowing.

It might be a bit retro these days, but I have (thanks to my bargain-spotting mother) an old-fashioned Qualcast push-mower. A true bargain at half-price - £15!

While it's hardly stealthy, for a 'Panther', it's not as noisy as a petrol or electric mower, requires no fossil fuel or electricity to keep it going, and gets me a bit of exercise.

I've left long patches at the edges, for two reasons. 1. It's hard to mow right to the edge. 2. It'll be good for creepy crawlies that like to hide there.

The middle bit of the lawn doesn't have posh stripes on it yet, but I'm working on it.