Archive for June 15th, 2007

It is finally time to cut down the daffodils.   They have been slowly dying off this past month, and the vegetation round them has been growing rank.   I use a strimmer with a metal blade fitted which is pretty effective, and gives protection against the main hazard of the job.

Of course, one of the hazards of cutting daffodils down in what is a dog walking area is that dogs find the long grass attractive for two particular reasons.     A normal strimmer minces up the grass and anything else and throws it about in a sort of aerosol for the non grassy components.   Pretty nasty.   A blade simply cuts through the grass and daffodils.

Anyway, it is all looking a bit tidier tonight.     The daffodils that were planted in february did really well and provided a great show.   They flowered slightly later than the others, but were otherwise fine.

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