Saturday, December 29, 2012
Pansies and clover
He sent someone in to quote and he said about NZ$800. Another person added his voice and said about NZ$2,000.
We were not agreeable to either solution but our brother Alan suggested a good dose of all purpose fertiliser, some lime and a liberal seeding of clover. The cost - about NZ$120.
With some generous watering the clover happily established itself in our lawn.
We are in the middle of summer, have had a lot of rain and the clover is very happy. Every time it is mowed we see fresh growth and within a week the lawn is back in flower again. The clover is gradually taking over and filling in what used to be large tracts of poor quality lawn.
The lush green growth of the clover is a much better alternative.
Normally these pansies would have been dispensed with by now but with clover as a companion they make quite a pretty display in these pots - at least we think so!
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Yikes, with those two bids, I would have used your brother's suggestion, too. The clover looks nice.
The pansies and clover are perfect together - so pretty.
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