Sounds like it's worth a picture! I have lawns that are mainly weeds (I sowed the front one but the weeds grew faster than I could hoik them out) and flower borders where the plants either... hold on...Grow like the clappers and then fall over
(mirabilis, kiwi, echenecia and what was meant to be sweet pea but they don't grow here) With the odd surprise
A cherry tom what was in the compost.
(Nicociana (which smell wonderful while I'm slug hunting) with a castor oil seedling each end)
Or they're weak and straggly
(rose, red hot poker which I hate, spider flowers and hollyhocks)
Or they don't last very long and then look like crap for the rest of the year
(Digitalis, Aquilegia, tiger lillies, comfry which grows like a weed, something that looks like woodruff)
But, as I've said many a time, I like plants but a gardener I am not.
Anyway, strange fruit:
Once a year when I don't have anything interesting to do I maintenance all the wooden handles on all the tools that are likely to spend any time outside. Clean, repair, dip the business ends in fungicide/insecticide, then stain. They seem to last a bit longer like this.
steve_earwig wrote: ↑Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:22 pm
I don't know what this degreaser I picked up at the hardware store is but it made my fingers sting and turned the carb black
It's not too good at cleaning paintbrushes either
The (microscopic) blerb says it's a 2-component alkali degreaser, shake before use. It also says it's concentrated, but I thought that was just marketing bollocks, like sticking "turbo" or "smart" on everything, but now I look I was meant to dilute it 10:1. Oops