It’s a weekend of firsts – we had our first beginners scythe course of the season yesterday and we started the first hay making of the year. Phil also found the first orchids in the hay field. The first was in bud……. and the second was starting to open. The beauty of the scythe is that the mower is very aware of the vegetation that is … Continue reading The Summer of Hay Making Begins.
We had a lovely time today at the Gardeners Question Time Summer Garden Party. It was held at the National Botanical Gardens of Wales, which were looking lush and beautiful in the summer sunshine. Much time was spent talking – with established scythers, those who had heard of the scythe and were keen to know more and those for whom the Austrian scythe was totally … Continue reading At the Garden Party
You may remember that I mentioned that Bunny Guinness, regular contributor on Gardener’s Question Time (GQT), is a fan of the Austrian Scythe (see here). The GQT Summer Garden Party is being held at the National Botanical Gardens of Wales on 19th July. As it is not far from us we will be taking our scythe shop along and giving GQT listeners a chance to … Continue reading Gardeners Question Time Summer Garden Party
……bare foot scything that is. Phil bare foot mowing in the Top Field We have known for a while that TV and Radio gardener Bunny Guinness is a fan of the Austrian scythe. On Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time last week, she was enthusing about the scythe as an answer to mowing a steep bank. Better then a stimmer she says, and we agree! In … Continue reading Bunny Guinness does it in bare feet