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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: That little white thing..... Reply with quote

Can anyone enlighten me please?
I've been racking my brain trying to remember what
the little white wooden thing that people used to have at the edge of their lawns
when I was growing up was called. The only way to describe it is, it was like a small piece of wood with legs and always painted white. I'd love to know how to make one or even buy one someplace.
Can anyone tell me what it was called ??? or better still, do you have a photo ???
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lawn edging
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not lawn edging.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont know the name but they are made from 4inch square timber painted white and 1inch dowel rods placed through the sides, I know a garden that has some and will get you a pic this weekend
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I know what you mean. Have spent the last half hour going through google images of cast iron and wooden lawn furniture, ornaments, boot wipers etc. to no avail. If it is what I think it is you are talking about, they are X shaped at the ends with horizontal pieces joining the points of the X together and possibly another member through the middle. Do not know what they are called or used for, unless just purely an ornament.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
dont know the name but they are made from 4inch square timber painted white and 1inch dowel rods placed through the sides, I know a garden that has some and will get you a pic this weekend


Oh my goodness ! Thank you so much (Everyone) for the prompt replies!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you confirm if Greengages and my description are indeed what you are looking for before we spend more time looking for it. No point if we are on the wrong track.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen them before. They have three dowel rods through the block.

Always wondered what they were for. They didn't seem to serve any purpose.

I've spent half an hour on the internet looking for a picture but no luck. Sad Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For wiping footwear????
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Can you confirm if Greengages and my description are indeed what you are looking for before we spend more time looking for it. No point if we are on the wrong track.


Oops Embarassed yes! Your descriptions are very accurate .
I always assumed that they were left on the lawn
as a reminder to stay off the grass ???
I have looked online myself but alas, couldn't find
any photos . Many thanks for your assistance!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: wombat Reply with quote

I have a wombat for wiping my dirty boots on, I took him back from Australia but he is losing his bristles unfortunately.(bit like myself)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what your looking for drove 5 miles to photo it so who says I am not enthusiastic...............


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's this for?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's for stacking hay bales, i always understood. stopped them from rolling.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lawn decoration do yea know nothin lads Laughing they wee all the rage in the late 60s and 70s.
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