But the cutting back had to happen, and as we are stoney broke and only have enough money set aside for the gardener to cut the grass and do some extensive and very necessary spraying, we knew we couldn't ask him to also do this arduous undertaking for us. So, Dave borrow a pair of loppers and a pair of secateurs from his mother - who was no doubt beside herself with glee! - and today we did the deed.
I didn't think of taking photos until the first lot of cutting back had been done, but you can see from the clippings how big the job was...
|Outside the front fence on either side of the front gate.|
|Outside the side fence, taken from both ends of our property line -|
it's a bloody long strip!
|I was pretty proud of myself for coming up with the idea of using an old|
sheet to haul the clippings to the compost - because we don't have a wheebarrow!
|Dave and Erik pulling apart the dead tree in the front yard that had finally|
collapse in the last big storm. Our tree of Gondor is GONE!
|I finally got to giving the vine-bush monstrosity in the back yard a time -|
now Bryn can go play without be "attacked by the tree, mum!"
|Luey hauling the cuttings from the tree to the|