Saturday, 11 June 2011

Pruning and gardening

A cold but sunny winter's day is perfect for a spot of gardening, so that's what I did today.  As my chooks have been free ranging, parts of my garden are looking like this.

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While I've been happy for the sick chook to get back to good health, free ranging is going to be a little bit more restricted now.  I've lost some pansy seedlings but the primulas are o.k., just.  A creeping campanula is a little worse for wear but I'm sure it will survive.  So I've tidied up the affected garden beds and am thinking about what other plants I could risk putting in now that it is very cold.  I might just have to look around for some pots of colour which at this time of the year are usually polyanthus in a glorious array of colours.

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Have a look at this.

 Image found here.

This is pretty much what I was doing this afternoon although I wasn't quite as precarious as this fella.  I quite like climbing trees so the height factor doesn't bother me.   I managed to saw through three large branches (about five more to go) without doing myself an injury.  I must have looked quite a sight balancing on branches and hanging clinging on with one arm.  Brute strength isn't something I'm known for so I had to have quite a few rests in between sawing.  Nothing quite like a little aerobic/bicep strengthening exercise.  :)  I'm a bit sore this evening but lucky for me hubby cooks dinner on Saturday nights, so I'm curled up on the couch blogging with a kitty purring in my ear.  Methinks it's time for crochet.


Anne  xx

P.S. Hubby is making savoury crepes for dinner.

7 comments:

grika said...

Hey cob, you can come and prune my trees. That fella was me a couple of years ago when I tidied up a Cape Lilac that was too scruffy.
Freezer tea for me tonight as the cook is in Tassie.

willywagtail said...

You've definitely brought back childhood memories here. I used to love climbing trees and finding places to read in them or simply to get to the fruit. Wouldn't mind a bite of those savoury pancakes either. I made of broccolli, parmesan and capers pasta that my son loves. It wasn't too bad either. Cherrie

Victoria said...

Hope those crepes were good. Have a good weekend. x

4 Lil' Girls said...

Hi Anne thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I so enjoyed reading this post, brave lady climbing trees with saws, havent tried that yet. Hope your crepes were tasty, enjoy the weekend :Karen x

freefalling said...

It's great gardening weather at the moment.
A good time to work on the bones of the garden.
I've been busy shifting plants and pruning too.
Love happy winter colour.

SarahB said...

We had chickens a few years ago and it's amazing the havoc they can wreak in your garden, but I did like to see them pottering about so we restricted it too.

What's hubby putting in your savoury crepes? We like ham and cheese and I have a lovely recipe for a more elaborate dish where you wrap chicken, pesto and artichokes in the crepes and then smother in cheese sauce before baking - yummy!!

S x

bad penny said...

yes chickens have a habit of doing that ! I have a poorly hen at the mo too. I did exactly the same yesterday cutting huge branches down & hubby did the tough ones. It's raining today as forecast & I can se my garden getting a good water & looking a lot clearer for the cutting back !