Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Argh the dandelions

Being ill on and off for what seems like an aeon [see how I transliterate my koine Greek like a true scholar...] I've let things go somewhat in the garden.  So that things look like this:



Every time I look out of the window the dandelions look like the picture above.  As soon as I get the mower out they all mysteriously lie flat on the grass and won't mow.  I think they are sentient beings, dandelions, secretly laughing at me.

My dad bought some weedkiller that just targets the weeds, I might get some of that, but it had a weird effect, in that when he sprayed it on the lawn it was like miracle-grow and the weeds grew out of control.  It was funny to see them every day growing bigger and bigger.  He half expected to open the patio window curtains one morning and find the weeds on his patio clicking at him like triffids.  Apparently, this excessive growth was normal, they grow madly and then suddenly die off leaving you with a weed free lawn.

Although, I'm not sure how much grass I have between the dandelions, so maybe I'll leave the weed killer.

Husband rescuing me from the gardening.

8 comments:

  1. LOL - what a great post - made me laugh :) Good luck fighting those dandelions!

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  2. My philosophy is, if it's green, it can stay in the yard. I just keep mowing.
    We have trumpet vine that also comes up in the yard. We believe that if we did not mow for a few weeks, the house would be totally taken over by this aggressive vine!
    In times of dry weather, the grass or other green stuff doesn't really need to be mowed. I just mow the trumpet vine!
    And dandelions are yellow. My favorite color.

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    1. We have a similar thing to a trumpet vine, they are rather aggressive!

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  3. I'm sorry that you can't get out there...I know how it goes - I've had years like that...

    Never heard of triffids - too funny. :)

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    1. Never heard of triffids? It's from a book by John Wyndham, it's cool. You should watch the 1960's film, so funny.

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  4. I know what you mean, why is it that weeds thrive in ANY conditions, yet grass must be coddled along?! :o)

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    1. I know! Lol, grass should be more hardy and see off those weeds! :)

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