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Pruned.....a la Hywel ;)

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Decided to cut back the very overgrown Philadelphus (mock orange) it had got to about 10feet tall!! So set too with loppers and secateurs….


Rocky thought he’d ‘help’, took me good part of an hour to cut it back, hubby came back from town and groaned lol, ’can’t leave you alone for a minute can i’ he said.

Amazing how much more light there is in that part of the garden now. Then shredded it but it was quite sappy so kept clogging up but i managed it eventually (hubby helped), it will soon grow not be as many flowers next year i would think but it needed doing desperatley. The plant came originally from my elderly Aunt as a cutting which i took to our old house in the village, then i took another cutting to bring here when we moved 21 years ago (where did those years go?) I ended up getting the lawn mower out and mowing up the remaining leaves etc.,
Boy was it hot work too!!

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I also have one that needs pruning. But we are going to wait for cooler weather. 90+ F is not gardening weather for me. Only tomato picking in that weather. 8-)

17 Jul, 2011

 

90 degrees!!!!!!!! good heavens not gardening weather at all lol

17 Jul, 2011

 

youve certainly given it a good haircut....lol...
Coud do with some of your hot weather Rusty shove......

17 Jul, 2011

 

Wow you did give it the Hywel chop SK ..lol. it feels good when you have done it though doesnt it .i know what you mean about the years going by fast..i have stopped looking in the mirror now..:o)

17 Jul, 2011

 

Saves a lot of time picking those leaves up with the mower, you don`t realise how much light is blocked by the shrubs until you prune them back do you?
I know my viburnam will probably be lacking in flowers next year but like your shrub it really needed doing, sometimes we have to do these things for the good of both garden and shrubs..
I take it Rocky was the supervisor, lol...

17 Jul, 2011

 

Hub dug ours out last year, it was never as fabulous as it should of been... Job well done SK..

17 Jul, 2011

 

SK....hubby is right....not safe to be left alone! lol But I must say you've done a great job of getting it under control and when it does regrow it will reward you with an abundant display of fragrant blooms and already rewards you with so much more light into the garden. A job well done :)

You've had sun today but I'm afraid here in Merseyside the rain hasn't let up at all....totally horrid out there with wind and driving rain.

17 Jul, 2011

 

Have a well earned rest Sk ... a tiring job for sure ... : o )

17 Jul, 2011

 

Well done - I never prune hard enough. Maybe you could just pop round???

17 Jul, 2011

 

lol ! :o)) There's nothing like a good pruning .... I always give my plants a short haircut -
something I don't have myself lol :D

18 Jul, 2011

 

Well done, SK and Rocky, on a job well done. I don't mind the pruning, it's the clearing up afterwards I dislike :)

18 Jul, 2011

 

lol you have bin busy ............... i need stuf to grow haha

18 Jul, 2011

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