|The Lawnmower, Hedge |
Trimmer and I.
At the time we'd inherited another broken lawnmower that turned out to just have a split fuel line that was easily fixed. This lawnmower, whilst not perfect, pretty much started almost every time and did the job well. Nothing like the problematic, contrariness of the previous machine.
After recently moving house, the inherited lawnmower stayed behind as part of a deceased estate to be passed on to the owner's son. Thus there became a need to replace it.
I don't think I've ever bought myself new gardening tools beyond gardening gloves and maybe a spade. Why would I? I hate gardening. However I have learned to do gardening and take a bit of pride in doing it well - job satisfaction is my motivation.
Having finally started to earn some reasonable money from animating I vowed to treat myself to a brand new lawnmower, with a catcher and throw in a hedge trimmer because the new place has a kind of hedge type bush out the front.
You can see my new lawnmower and hedge trimmer in the photo above.
The lawnmower I haven't used yet but, being new, I'm confident this may be the only time I write about it in this blog. Unless it turns out to be so good I've just got to tell you about it (or so bad I can't help but tell you about it). We'll see. I'm trying to water some life back into the lawn first as the heat hasn't been kind to the grass.
The hedge trimmer I fired up for the first time to attack a severely out of control hedge thingy next to our driveway. Having never, ever used a hedge trimmer in my entire life I was confident I could get the job done - probably - because I did take the time to read the trimmer's instruction booklet. I followed its advice to start from the bottom and work up.
Enigma said she wanted me to shape the hedge like a giraffe... I reckon it looks just like one if you squint and turn your head to look at a picture of a giraffe.
|Okay so it's a giraffe inside a box hedge!|
I wish I'd thought to take a before photo because it really did look like an exploding elephant prior to starting... well... at least more elephant sized anyway.
Despite not really enjoying gardening I have lots of plans for both our front and back yards so I imagine you may just get more posts about my gardening adventures in the future.