30 July 2012 16:56:57
I hate summer pruning. So much so, that I didn't bother last year. So this year, it's an extra hard job, with lots of very thick, woody Philadelphus stems to hack through.
And I do have a lot of Mock Oranges. I counted 16 in total :(
I pruned three bushes and then it started raining but it soon cleared up and I got out and finished it off. I had an unseasonal go at my three Forsythia (en passant, as it were) as they were annoying me and a Ribes and I had to remove some Rosa rugosa branches (ouch) to get at the Philadelphus hedge.
Sammy thought I'd lost it completely and started telling me that I was taking too much off and that it couldn't be right because that one had fruit (rose hips on the Rosa rugosa). The postman seemed shocked too and hubby got a terrible fright when he saw how much he had to put through the shredder :D