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Synonyms for straggly

Synonyms for straggly

spreading out in different directions

growing or spreading sparsely or irregularly

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This will allow the mower to trim off straggly grass.
Trim back thin, straggly plants to remove all seed-bearing growth and feed baskets weekly with a balanced liquid fertiliser.
Felicias offer a remarkable sky-blue flower, though they tend to grow rather straggly after a few years.
Bos, a straggly blonde in shag coat, black bra and tiny skirt, began her solo X with a series of facial manipulations and gross-out sound effects (grunts, throat clearings, wheezes and burps) that gradually morphed into assaultive jerks, staggers, and spasms.
A thin park separates the east ends of the new blocks from the town, setting off the municipal theatre and concert hall (the latter by Sven Markelius) as urban monuments before you come to the long straggly form of the old town , dense, crouched under the ridge behind, and now much rebuilt and carved into by overscaled traffic engineers' roads.
Blitz stragglers Cut straggly pansy plants back hard to encourage strong new shoots to grow from the base which may flower again during mild winter and spring months.
Randy Lee Tenley, 44, was wearing a ghillie suit - a straggly full-body camouflage outfit resembling the mysterious ape-like creature also known as Sasquatch - hoping it would lead to reports of sightings.
Granted, Kate could keep Max Factor in business for a millennium with the amount of kohl she applies around her peepers, but with her straggly hair and powder-caked face Viv is hardly a groomed goddess herself.
Don't forget, watercress grows naturally in fresh water streams, so it needs to be kept well watered and well fed with fertiliser such as chicken manure pellets in the summer, to keep the plants leafy and cut them back regularly so they don't become straggly.
The bachelor, with a distinctive mane of straggly white hair, is a respected former teacher at prestigious private school Clifton College, situated yards from his large flat in the upmarket Bristol suburb of Clifton.
If you've returned from holiday and your hanging baskets and pots look straggly and irredeemable, chuck out the contents and think about planting some autumn and winter plants.
So you saw a tiredlooking woman with thin and straggly hair that looked unhealthy?
Continue to pinch out shoot tips on summer bedding to help plants remain bushy and not turn straggly
HOW nice it is to see the girls in the old school photographs with neat short hair instead of the long straggly unkempt looking hair which is all too prevalent today.
He was wearing a white hat and a dark jacket, and had straggly hair.