Monday, July 6, 2009

Busy Bees and Old Mowers....

This little old "Reel" mower was my bargain of the week.
It actually works...... honest I tried it.
The roller bars are missing off the back, so it makes it hard to reverse; but if a person keeps going forward, then No problem !

I bought it off CraigsList just to hang around the garden, but now I have the bug to actually buy a working model, and do my share of the grass-cutting around the higgeldy-piggeldy bushes.

We have been getting more than our share of rabbits lately, they just "hang out" and lay in the shade trying to avoid the afternoon sun.

The Rose of Sharon's are in full bloom, and alive with busy bees, collecting their pollen.


bennie and patsy said...

To push and not pull LOL
My post is about our Bunnies in the yard tonight.

from our front porch... said...

My Nana had a push mower like that. She always said her yard was the size of a postage stamp and that mower did just fine!
Our Rose of Sharons are just starting to open.They are 25ft tall and pretty old. Do you have advice on when I can cut them back a little? Early fall o.k.? They really need reshaped.

Have a nice Tuesday :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, We had alot of bunnies last year--but so far, we haven't seen many this year. They ate my Impatiens last year and about drove us crazy. I hope they do stay away.

Your Rose of Sharon is pretty.... BUT--about the mowing, better you than me. I grew up with that kind of lawnmower... When Daddy got a power mower, we all thought we'd died and gone to heaven.


blushing rose said...

Oh, do I EVER remember the days when we kids had to push mow our yard with that kind of mower ... YUCK!! What a hoot to see this ... TTFN ~ Marydon

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Bennie and Patsy: I will check back later...didn't see your posting about bunnies yet.

Misha: I usually prune ours after the blooms have dropped, and in the fall: and when it is dormant. This way you can see the growth of the shrub much better. you may also prune in the early Spring, after checking any beanches wihich may have died during the Winter.

donna baker said...

think the mower will be best hung on the wall. I value your toes too much to advise you use that.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Betsy: lol it seems to be the sentiments of everyone...too much work ;)

Blushing Rose: Maybe I'll rethink the pushing around of a Reel mower.

Donna: Are they that dangerous you think ?
oh dear, then I'll be using mine for a decoration only.

Gaston Studio said...

Love that you've got rabbits feeling safe enough to hand out!

The Retired One said...

Your neighbors probably love the fact that you are not using a 10 decibal power mower and instead they hear the clackety clack of the push mower instead. But I agree with the other commenter who said to watch for your toes...I don't like the sound of that "not working in reverse" thing.....

Jill of All Trades said...

You know when I was a kid we used to have one and we actually mowed the yard with it. It was great. You know it is eco-friendly.

A New Beginning said...

Hey! I still remember the days when as kids we (me and my younger siblings) used to play with a push mower and then got a good scoldn!;)
Youve got a great blog here!Keep up and God Bless!


Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Jo, if I was a bunny, I'd hang out out in your gorgeous yard too!

Sara said...

Hello! I first want to thank you for visiting recently and your kind comment!

I have enjoyed reading your blog too. Your clean windows post was making me feel a bit guilty...my windows are in need of a good clean. But I did notice while we were in England that all the windows seemed to be sparkling clean! I've never even considered doing mine weekly, but you've inspired me to get on a routine. After all, it's so much nicer looking through sparkling windows!

Sara said...

PS: I was once a faithful viewer of "Are You Being Served?" and so I was saddened to learn of Mollie Sugden's death. She was a wonderful actress.