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That Laurel Hedge


By eirlys


I mentioned our overgrown laurel hedge in August. Well it has now been seen to! A tree-cutting firm dealt with our problem in one day and. although we still have a lot of clearing to do, we think the place looks better already.

We can see the heath and the sky again, and the garden seat, and the whole area has a lot more light. Some of the stumps look a bit bare but have no doubt that leaves will soon be sprouting again. This time we mean to keep them in check at an early stage.

The only trouble is, we now think the rest of the hedge needs doing. Not laurel, but holly and hazel. The big oak tree could do with some branches being removed as the acorns are now falling and some of them hurt!

Remember the Flanders and Swann song, “The Gasman came to Call”?. Life is a bit like that at the moment.

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I have a large oak tree over hanging my garden and the leaves are just starting to drop but this will happen right up till December it drives me mad cleaning them up and they do not rot down very easy tried leaving in black bags for a couple of years and they still hadn't rotted down
A great tree in the right place but not for small gardens.

18 Sep, 2015


You did the right think Eirlys....nice to have a view and a bit more light.!

18 Sep, 2015


I think its very picturesque, I like it.

18 Sep, 2015


Its made a really romantic little corner,if you can avoid tripping over all that lovely firewood! Pretty much all gardening's rather like the Gas man song isn't it?

18 Sep, 2015


What is that vine growing up your tree? Looks like mature poison ivy but I don't think that grows in the UK. Thank you very much for introducing me to Flanders and Swann!

19 Sep, 2015


Loosestrife: I believe it is ordinary Ivy! Should remove it, but I think the pattern on the tree trunk is quite pretty!

( Brought to mind my gardener-father swearing because my friends and I, as children, begged him to spare Convolvulus, for the same reason. We had seen the play "White Cargo" at the local Welfare Hall and we all wanted to play the part of the temptress who wore a white flower in her hair!!) :O)

Peterathome: Some oak branches will have to go as it is looming over the back lawn. The acorns seem particularly big this year and they hurt!!

Steragram: That lovely firewood is destined for our neighbour's log burner. Her shed is full at the moment as we supplied her with lots last year and earlier this year.
Tree-loppers left a heap neatly piled up on the Heath as the wardens believe fallen trees (!) encourage wild life.

I'd be wild too if I tripped over that lot.

Dianebulley : Perfect place to meditate!

24 Sep, 2015

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