I thought it was high time I did some gardening. The garden looked quite nice but rather too much green stuff in the beds led me to believe I had weeds. I'd been looking around at some gardening blogs and was quite inspired by Frankie and Mel in Hereford. Now I am not a really mad keen gardener but reading about how other people were 'doing their green-fingered' stuff, did create enough guilt for me to pull my decidedly pink finger out and at least tackle the dandelions.
- get trowel
- dig at 90 degrees to the soil as close to the centre of the dandelion rosette
- lift until you hear a very satisfying snapping sound
- wiggle the weed out getting as much root as you can
- tap remaining soil back into the lawn
Obviously this is my interpretation of the great RHS guidelines as they advocate weed killer which I am not too keen on.
Very satisfying I can tell you although it does look like an army of marauding squirrels have been hiding their nutty stashes all over the lawn. I need some people with flat shoes to come and tread down the divots like they do at polo.