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I do think about this tree pruning time with trepidation……although Ray has reached 69years and has much experience under his belt,I do wonder how much longer he will be able to do this.It actually was his 69th on the day he was cutting our trees,so we decided to buy a cup cake with a candle and served it with his tea break!.

The first photo shows the trees as they were before the cut…….the Forsythia and Kerria are a problem as they grow through the trees and have become very high.

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Made me feel giddy just seeing him up there :-). A job well done. Hope you sang happy birthday to go with the cupcake and tea.

22 Oct, 2016

 

Ccrumbs Julia... How tall is that hedge?

22 Oct, 2016

 

Looks very nice after the trim.

22 Oct, 2016

 

My word, that hedge is quite a challenge! I think he earned his cup cake!! He made a wonderful, neat job of it.

22 Oct, 2016

 

My goodness that is a monster of a hedge. I too felt giddy just looking at the photo of him up that ladder. It certainly looked very neat after he had trimmed it.

22 Oct, 2016

 

It's a bigger job than I'd want to undertake at any age!
It would take more than a cup cake with a candle to get me up that ladder and trim that monster!!!!! but, he's done a very good job!

22 Oct, 2016

 

I take my hat off to him. Well done!

23 Oct, 2016

 

Well,thank you everyone for all your comments.....I shall have to pass them on to Ray!.....We most definitely sang Happy birthday to him Jen and he walked away feeling very pleased with the finished job.....wonder if we can go another 2 years next time!

23 Oct, 2016

 

Wow, you wouldn't get either me or OH up there, and wouldn't have when we were 69 either...! I remember from another year what a fantastic job he makes of it.

23 Oct, 2016

 

Well done Ray, I could never do that.

23 Oct, 2016

 

Oh gosh that would be a nightmare here as my hubby is scared of heights, well done on getting the job done..

23 Oct, 2016

 

Wow....happy birthday Ray...that's one hell of a hedge!

24 Oct, 2016

 

Blimey! Dare I say, albeit a beautiful hedge, maybe think about having it removed as a 70th birthday present to Ray, to take the stress out of it. I know the feeling as we have a similar big hedge that needs to come out.

25 Oct, 2016

 

SadlyDawn,that would be our wish too but we cannot do anything about it......the houses behind are at a higher level and we would lose our privacy without the trees.

26 Oct, 2016

 

I know exactly what you mean Julia, privacy is so important, we have conifers at our front, they are not tall and we would love to have them out and replace with something else but they do a fantastic job.

27 Oct, 2016

 

Crikey this gives me a nose bleed just looking at Ray up that ladder, but must admit once its all trimmed it gives a lovely backdrop to your planting.

28 Oct, 2016

 

The only headache of living here,Dawn......I love the garden,but try to forget those trees!!!

29 Oct, 2016

 

Thank you Stroller.I must admit,when they are cut,it makes such a difference.

29 Oct, 2016

 

We all have something that aggravates us. We need to do our hedges too, it's th clearing up and disposing of the waste that takes the time.

3 Nov, 2016

 

How does he get back down -abseil?

What a gem Ray is!

14 Nov, 2016

 

Oh blimey, that's some hedge!

9 Feb, 2017

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