Comments on: On the verge http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/ The rambling thoughts of an Irish Grandad Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:56:53 +0000 hourly 1 By: Grandad http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38080 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:55:37 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38080 Catgut [nylon] which is a pain in the hole.  I had to fill the cartridge when I was out there.  I opened the new pack and was immediately swamped in a thirty meter tangle of the fucking stuff.  It took me longer to rewind it than it took to do the strimming!  I can’t use a mower as it is all bank and ditch.

]]>
By: Ger http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38070 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 07:58:40 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38070 Is it a catgut strimmer or one with a slicing metal wheel? I’ve always used a petrol driven two-stroke lawn cutter to good effect, although a strimmer is a great feller when the grass gets scruffy and overgrown in spring before the first cutting.

]]>
By: Grandad http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38057 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:09:07 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38057 The sweet smell of heather, bracken and decomposing tourists.

]]>
By: Patrick http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38056 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:56:01 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38056 I hear the bogs are lovely this time of year. 

]]>
By: Grandad http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38051 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:23:37 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38051 My deepest condolences.

]]>
By: tt http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38045 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:38:57 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38045 Ma in law & sister in law get in today for 10 days. Brrrrrrrrr !!!

]]>
By: Grandad http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38044 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:37:26 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38044 Mossy – That’s quite OK.  It bears repeating.  I just wondered who was plagiarising whom.

]]>
By: Mossy http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38042 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:37:38 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38042 Bloody hell!  That’s twice I read that today!



Awfully sorry old chap!

]]>
By: Grandad http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38034 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:24:15 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38034 Heh!  I could do with one of those too.  Mine is the lighter 2-stroke but it is also light enough to swing anywhere.  Strimmers make excellent hedge cutters!.  Not many people know that…..

]]>
By: Kirk M http://headrambles.com/2012/09/05/on-the-verge/#comment-38031 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:35:11 +0000 http://www.headrambles.com/?p=4941#comment-38031 I bought one of those strimmers with a 4 stroke engine rather than the 2-stroke type. The engine is a bit heavier but there’s less noise, no smoke and has enough torque to saw it’s way through a cement post as long as I have the metal blade attached instead of the string. And you should see what it does to tires–good stuff!
 

]]>