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Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

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Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

Is this Britain's most immaculate garden?
Pensioner spends 30 HOURS A WEEK tending his lawn which is cut to exactly 5mm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2395771/Is-Britains-immaculate-garden-Pensioner-spends-30-HO...
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Re: Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

Well, if it gives them pleasure then so be it!  Wink
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Re: Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

Until recently he must have spent another 30 hours a week watering it.
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Re: Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

I've just done a SMART check, I appear to spend 30+ hours a week on my computer  !!!
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Re: Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

She's 37 and he's 39...gardening is an ageing process.

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Re: Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

That's what you get when you've OCD as a OAP - very neat borders.
But is that Astroturf they're using? Otherwise those lawn edges need cutting with small scissors.
The shrubs do need a slight trim though and, the fencing needs painting.
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Re: Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

Quote from: PlusComUK
I've just done a SMART check, I appear to spend 30+ hours a week on my computer  !!!

I must do at least 10 hours a day...
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Roberto0151
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Re: Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

I think they are just a little bit potty. Our grass (can't call it lawn) is rough but Swmbo and I manage the veg patch and greenhouse to provide - via the freezer- the vast majority of our own fruit and veg.
I think that's far more important thn trying to keep up with the Joneses. Smiley 
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Re: Have you seen my Garden...... I wish.

Can only assume this guy never goes on holiday ? Leave a garden like that for 2 weeks and it would take some time to get it up to scratch again.
According to the newspaper he cuts the grass several times a day........ how do you do that when it's raining for several days on the run AND it's not good to walk on a wet lawn as it compacts the soil. (or so they tell me)
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Quote from: gleneagles
According to the newspaper he cuts the grass several times a day.

Must drive their nearest neighbours mad.
Our bowls green is cut twice a week and that's 3mm after cutting. Shouldn't think he gets much off it cutting several times a day, just making sure the stripes don't fade.
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