“Who You Gonna Call?…”

Ok, ok, I know, this has absolutely nothing to do with “Fusion 360” or “Design” – but in the spirit of “THE FUSION GARDEN” it is organic and fun! (And somehow reminds me of the “Ghostbusters” movie)…

The Sheen X300…

NOISY? – yes, SMELLY? – yes, UNREFINED? – maybe, DANGEROUS? – possibly, EFFECTIVE? – most definitely YES!

I am of course talking about the latest addition to my “garden maintenance arsenal”, my Sheen Flame Gun.

My new “baby” makes my old gas-cartridge gun look like a toy, it’s like a paraffin (kerosene) blowtorch on steroids. For the price of a couple of gallons of fuel, I can zip over all the hard landscaping in the garden in a couple of hours and watch the weeds shrivel over the next few days. Repeat a week later and most will be “gone”.

To quote their website “It gets rid of weeds,  fungus,  moss, bacteria and insect pests.  It  is  ideal  for  use  in  the  home  garden, farms, pig farms, kennels, poultry farms, stables, and for landscaping contractors…

Whilst I freely admit that while we don’t have a big weed problem in the Vegetable Garden because the soil in the raised beds is easy to weed and weeds that appear in the gravel paths are normally easy to pull out “roots-n-all”, we do live in a rural area and, at certain times of the year, suffer badly with “anemochory” (wind dispersal) when clouds of seeds from dandelions, thistles and the like from the nearby fields and woodland drift across the garden. If these settle its backbreaking work cleaning up the mess as they germinate.

Now the gravel paths can be “weeded” in a few minutes and I’m really looking forward to trying my new “toy” sterilising the raised beds when the season finishes.