The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162370   Message #3865843
Posted By: Jon Freeman
13-Jul-17 - 05:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
Subject: RE: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
I've been promised delivery for tomorrow.

I don't share your enthusiasm, S, but I am all too easily drawn to "gadgets" of several types... I know though that the novelty will wear off and strimming will soon become a chore... We will wind up with 2 trimmers. The one on order is a lightweight one with a U handle which I think will stay with the line head on but there is some heavier brambly stuff to clear too.

Not too much, the area of the field with a set of pigsties covered in brambles and blackthorn, etc. seems particularly enjoyed by blackbirds and (perhaps rather oddly) I think provides a home for PussPuss. Good excuse for only widening and keeping clear the access track anyway. That plus that area is outside the patch we rent but logs are delivered here and the septic tank needs emptying and the "road through" gets overgrown. There is a barn between our patch and the hidden pigsties but I can't remember the last time the farm used the track that far or used the barn.

Hedgehogs: Again, I can't remember the last time I saw one. There was one coming to our front garden a few years back which we tried to encourage with some cat food but it didn't stay around for long.