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Re: Re: Macho fern now weed eater


Just forwarded the email from Jesse to you privately ma'am. Black &
Decker Grass Hog was the name of the creature, recommended by our friend
IJ in FL.


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Theresa
Sent: 8/28/2004 9:05:07 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Macho fern now weed eater

> OK-  I know this has been thoroughly discussed and wasn't paying 
> attention.  But, who got a new weed eater recently and loved it?  And 
> was is a rechargable?  If so, which one?  I finished putting the garden 
> wall blocks to separate the lawn from the garden out front (well I got  
> half done anyway)- so until they really get seated in the soil and roots 
> hold them in place I don't want to knock the mower into them  And I hate 
> out weedeater- the cord is a pain and it vibrates so much that my hands 
> don't work properly for hours afterwards.  So.... can someone tell me 
> what to buy??
> 
> (either that or Jim has to come up once a week and demonstrate his 
> killer weed eater skills in my yard!)
> 
> Theresa
> 
> james singer wrote:
> 
> > The weedeater and its operator are getting a real workout this 
> > morning. Macho ferns have seriously encroached on the front patio and 
> > have closed the path from the patio to the little clearing where 
> > foxtail palm, bottle palm, tangelo, and key lime grow. Don't know if 
> > you're familiar with macho fern [can't seem to find the botanical this 
> > morning], but they are a very vigorous relative of the Boston fern, 
> > which spreads by underground stems and can grow to 3-1/2 to 4 feet tall.
> >
> > So I'm mowing them down again, only this time when they start to come 
> > back I'll give them a shot of two of roundup.
> >
> >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Zone 10a
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >
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