Get­ting to grips with grass

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

FOR some years, the mow­ing of the grass around Tr­ereife, my fam­ily home, was the re­spon­si­bil­ity of David, a re­tired em­ployee. When David’s ded­i­ca­tion was beaten by ill health, I de­cided that I would take over. The fam­ily was doubt­ful, but I as­serted that no lawn would be too big or dif­fi­cult for me. Af­ter some tu­ition from David, I be­gan.

Over Easter, my daugh­ter came to stay with friends and I demon­strated my new art. One friend even com­pared my ef­forts favourably with the mow­ing of Ling­field Race­course, where she works. How­ever, I have found that my white hair be­comes green with blown grass. The sim­plest rem­edy seemed to be the crash hel­met I usu­ally wear to ride my young Thor­ough­bred horse— be­ing shiny and hard, the grass can’t col­lect on it. My fam­ily, how­ever, as­sumed that I was yield­ing to se­ri­ous health-and-safety con­sid­er­a­tions when mow­ing the lawn at 6mph! Tim Le Grice, Corn­wall

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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