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TheH (Hazel)'s Journal

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Gardening is ...

25 October 2017 00:44:44

...something I really enjoy - well, most of the time! I don't mind the weather, I just dress appropriately and carry on. But sometimes there are jobs that need to be done, and no matter how many distractions and diversions I dream up, the job is still waiting for me!

I have beed trying to get the tidy-up after the building project done over the past couple of days but there was that JOB waiting .... the poplar trees that were taken down needed to be trimmed ready for cutting into firewood. They were stacked at the front of the house so every time I went in or out they were there, silently rebuking me!

So  when I finally gave in and set to work I managed to introduce a nice bit of distraction - I would be shredding the smallest branches so this bark would make a great mulch for my new "four seasons" border behind the greenhouse but of course it needed to be weeded before the bark went down - so a happy morning was spent removing many bitter cress as well as the bits of Japanese Anemone that had re-sprouted. This border also had the lovely Robinia that perished in Storm Brian so a tidy-up was definitely needed!

So from then on it has been pretty non-stop shredding, lopping and sorting branches and the task is not quite completed yet!

I have a "Before" photo but the job isn;t finished yet so no "After" photo as yet! 

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 25 October 2017 08:18:18

You're a Trojan worker, Hazel.

Jackie Jackie 26 October 2017 07:29:29

Wow that’s a lot of work. But bit by bit you will get there and the reward at the end is fantastic!! 

JoanG JoanG 26 October 2017 19:20:41

Big job all right but no better person for it!  Glad I'm not the only one who creates distractions while long-fingering less pleasant garden jobs. 


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