I did the first cut today on a really high setting leaving the cuttings and mowed leaves on the lawn:
I mowed across the slope as I've noticed it doesn't cut as well going down. Looks a bit strange mind you! I'm hoping this cut will help it to thicken more because although it's nice and green it's not particularly thick*
In other horticultural news, I'm slowly getting over my Cultivar/Hybrid phobia: if it's insect friendly, provides shelter and does its photosynthetic magic, I think I'm OK with it. So these two roses are soon to be gracing our garden:
One's a climber and one's a shrub rose, both with open single flowers, repeat flowering, and fragrant. Lovely.
*If you're wondering why I'm updating like an obsessive loon, it's because a) I am an obsessive loon and b) most people on the web writing about this sort of stuff get bored after a while so you never actually get to see the finished lawn to see how it all went.