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Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby MWB » 03 Nov 2009, 16:26

Is it alright to do this? It's coming into summer here now.
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Re: Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 03 Nov 2009, 22:43

I'm no expert on gardening MWB, but you'd surely have to be careful that some of the grass didn't seed, especially if yanked up by the roots.
Ours goes into a composter, and it's left to rot down for a good while before being used.
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Re: Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby MWB » 03 Nov 2009, 23:36

Yeah, that's what I was thinking, Icey.

Same with horse poo too, eh?
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Re: Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Nov 2009, 08:33

Lol - supposed to be particularly good for roses. No idea. I get covered in the sh*te whatever! :lol:
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Re: Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby caththecrazy » 04 Nov 2009, 19:56

Ice.Maiden wrote:Lol - supposed to be particularly good for roses. No idea. I get covered in the sh*te whatever! :lol:



My grnad mother told me when she was young the delivery men used to come round with a horse and cart and her mum would always be going out to collect any presents from the horse with her shovel to put on her rhubarb - my grnadmother said she used to think I hope none of my friends can see her....
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Re: Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Nov 2009, 20:48

It's true Cathy!!!!
I used to visit someone who lived in a mining village in Yorkshire, and the woman once told me how, when horses went past and deposited on the road, EVERYONE ran out with their dustpans and shovels - first come, first served!
I ASSUME it was for their gardens.......
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Re: Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby caththecrazy » 04 Nov 2009, 21:45

I ASSUME it was for their gardens :lmao1: :lmao1:
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Nov 2009, 00:12

Well um....I can't think of many other uses one might find for such organic waste!! :lmao4:

However, seems the art and sculpture world can think of some.....
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Horrors!!!!! Worse than that - there's a museum in Germany dedicated to the stuff! They have paintings done in it, and other works of ...erm....art.
Not really somewhere you'd take your maiden aunt to for a Sunday outing, is it??!!!!!
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Re: Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby caththecrazy » 06 Nov 2009, 06:37

That made me feel sick.....

No place to avoid - and not take the boys to - Jack would delight in telling everyone - he's at that stage where anything like that is funny - :o
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Nov 2009, 21:40

Oh I'm sure mine'd be in fits as well, but I couldn't believe that folk'd want galleries dedicated to the stuff!!!
With the pic, there's supposedly a "reason" behind the art. Well they can keep it. It wouldn't grace a table or sideboard of mine!!!! :P
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Re: Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby pilvikki » 11 Nov 2009, 21:54


meanwhile, when i first started school at 6 yrs old, the boys in my class thought it was funny to throw them at the girls...

i had a bunch of roses at one of the houses we lived in and i got a garbage bagful of horse poop and the roses went wild! they grew 6-7" tall and bloomed like crazy!
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Re: Advice about putting grass clippings on garden beds please.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 15 Nov 2009, 05:00

meanwhile, when i first started school at 6 yrs old, the boys in my class thought it was funny to throw them at the girls...


Little devils!!!! :lmao4:
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