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  1. Govig

    Govig New Seed

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    I found this great forum when I was looking for forums on home decorating/developing etc etc - this will be the section I will be found the most in I think.

    I have nothing against gardening but I am far happier with a hammer or paint brush in my hand :D
    We have a small garden (approx. 120m2) which at our families time of life is really a play ground for our daughter so most of it has a climbing frame on it and what with the shed, guinea pig runs and my pond, there isn't room for many flower beds :-? - they are all low maintenance boarders etc.

    Anyway, enough of waffling on and I hope I can be of use in the future.
     
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi Govig, welcome to the Stew. Hope we can be of help to you too. My hubby doesn't garden but his expertise with a hammer and nails is well used in the garden.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Hello Govig and welcome to our Stew from central Texas here.
     
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    gardengater Young Pine

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    Welcome from North Carolina, Govig. We have some other handy men on the blog. Glad to have you.
     



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    kuntrygal Texas Rose

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    Welcome Govig from east Texas. :stew1:
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Govig and a warm welcome to GardenStew. We hope that the 'Garden' in GardenStew doesn't put you off too much and that you'll join in the discussions :)
     
  8. Govig

    Govig New Seed

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    Thank you everyone for a warm welcome and Frank I am not put off by the garden in GardenStew :stew2: I cut the grass in the back garden - so there how about that for expertise!! Oh and then there's the strimming and the moving around the heavy pots on my sack truck .....who knows where it will end!!

    Now to find an avatar picture..Hmmmmm
     
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    Hi Govig and welcome! Ya got some interesting words there that I don't know. What's a sack truck? And what is strimming? I like learning new words.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Welcome to GardenStew Govig. :-D I'm another DIY enthusiast from West Lothian in Scotland. We have so many things here of interst, apart from gardening, that there's bound to be lots you'll enjoy.
     
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    Govig New Seed

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    daisybeans - just for you......

    A strimmer as I call it simply is a tool for cutting grass which is difficult to get to with a lawn mower:

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    Strimmer ( photo / image / picture from Govig's Garden )

    and a sack truck is this:

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    Sack Truck ( photo / image / picture from Govig's Garden )

    I love the sack truck - I am planning on my retirement not being ruined by a bad back!

    In my ignorance I thought they were universal terms - soz
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Welcome to the Stew, Govig, from mid-Norway. :stew2: I like your sack truck, and have one much like it for use in the garden. :D
     
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    daisybeans Hardy Maple

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    Aha! I own both a sack truck AND a strimmer. I'm not very fond of the strimmer (weed whacker) at the moment as I can never get the thing to start for me. I think it needs a tune-up. But I do like my sack truck (hand truck) as it's handy for heavy pots and blocks, as well as my wheelbarrow. I need to fill the tires on my sack truck, one is close to flat and that won't do, will it?
    Daisybeans
     
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    Green_Numb In Flower

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    howdy Govig, welcome to the forum...
     
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    Govig New Seed

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    daisybeans I so much more prefer your name for a strimmer - a "weed whacker" sounds much better lol
     
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    Green_Numb In Flower

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    i used to hear "strimmer" back in england a lot, i hear "weed eater" here in the usa..
     

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