Trimmed bushes

Yesterday my next door neighbour popped round and asked if I wanted his gardener to give me a quote to cut back my hedges and bushes. They had gotten rather out of hand, so it was a good call.

Being British, I apologised profusely for letting them get so overgrown. They were encroaching on his driveway somewhat. He’s 96 and so lovely, I did feel awful.

So bright and early the garden crew was there and all of my hedges and bushes were give a rather dramatic post-lockdown haircut!

I can now see just how much they’ve grown and how congested the borders have gotten. I can feel a cull coming on…


Lopper happy

So I may have gotten a little carried away with my pruning today. 😳

This bush was taking over the driveway. Every time I reversed out, I ended up in it. So it got a good haircut. 3 full green bags later, I can reverse out with ease.

I have more border to fill and even found a hydrangea that was hiding under there.


I may have gone a bit gung-ho with my pruning today. 🤪 In all seriousness, it needed to be done. This bush was so heavy it had fallen forward and was crushing the flowers underneath. It was taking over the border too.

It has been annoying me so it needed to go. I’ve done as much as I can. I need a bigger saw to cut through the trunk now.

Oh and I have to get rid of the debris. Let’s see how much I can get in my little car…