PART 1: TOOL TALK
Hello friends. As usual I don’t have much of interest for you. I thought I would go out on a limb today (that’s gardening jargon, right?) I wanted to show you my Magic Weed Wand, my name for it , don’t know it’s real name. It could be that every household from here to Timbuktu has got one just like it, but it was news to me when I bought it some years ago and I’m thinking maybe you haven’t seen one before.
So just ignore it if you already know about it. Even though it would ruin my blog, I hope you do have one because this is a real winner! If not, then I recommend you make demands on your government to allow it’s import.
I’m not only going to show you the product, but I am also going to show you how it works. Anyway, here it is. It is mainly for long leafed weeds like dandelions for instance. Of course I use it (unsuccessfully) on every type of weed. Some never learn I guess.
Here you see the prongs at the business end being inserted into the bad weed and in the 2nd photo being given a twist. Twisting in either direction works!
Then just pull straight up and you’ve got your weed with root and all. Then as the 2nd pic shows you just push on the spring loaded button and the weed is released into the container of your choice. Notice the nice hole at the right of the last photo. This aerates your lawn. Two operations in one! Life is good.
I’m sorry, I don’t know who makes this product, but if anyone wants to know, I will try to find out.
PART 2 THE GRAND FINALE (honest)
This part covers the exciting finish of our edging campaign. If you are not into edging I urge you to try it out. But be careful, it can be habit forming and obsessive behavior is not uncommon among it’s aficionados. So hold on to you hats! Here is a series of photos showing the complete job. I didn’t get the lines perfect, but I can make some small adjustments another time. We worked about 6 hours today to finish up. Same as last time I cut the edges and then filled bark into the beds. My wife Lillian (good name for a gardener, eh?) continued to clean up the beds and get the bark smoothed out and tamped down. I will bet you will be as glad as us that we are finished with this work!
So now we are waiting for our Japanese cherry tree to bloom and the lawn to thicken and green up. I’m sorry to say that this is the end of the edging series. I hope you won’t be too disappointed. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.
-- Mike the reluctant gardening assistant of Lillian