Today we took down a tree in our back yard. Not a really big on e, but one that was in a ackward place, and that really didn’t have enough room to grow well. It did require a ladder and , of course , the alligator. It should have included a slightly taller ladder . and maybe some bicycle helmets. ( yes, I was hit in the head twice. No,not hard,but still….) If you ever thought taking a tree down was dangerous, you were right. But there were no injuries — just a lot of respect for those that do it proffessionally
So decided to keep track of what I do this week in the garden. This will show up Saturday , and I am guessing that the only person that cares will be me. But After not being able to do much for a few weeks, I feel the need to acknowledge my own accomplishments.
Saturday: One hour on my crazy project. I am pulling out all the wild grass/weeds in the side yard. This way I am hoping my Thyme will takeover. HA. I’m not sure this is logical. But cutting the grass out there is kind of a pain and I don’t want it.
Sunday: Sore from weeding. Moved the grass into the green bin. Picked up all the sawdust in the backyard and threw it in my informal compost heap. Watered. Threw some of the garden water on the compost heap then raked it. Cut down a few embarrassing weeds in the back yard that were taller than me . ( no , plants that everyone would have identified as weeds that were that tall ) One hour.
Tuesday Watered and started cleaning the blackberry corner of the back yard. Only about 20 minutes, but I have lots of stuff to do in the backyard that I can work on for about 20 minutes. The front and side yards need a greater time commitment. Which is good, because it means I am getting somewhere with the front and side yard.
Wednesday Thursday no gardening. But If I had done something Wednesday afternoon, I would have found out that I left the water on Tuesday much earlier. I guess that is the good thing about a raised bed , no drowned plants. Guess the veggies won’t need watering ’til Saturday at the earliest.
Friday watered the non-veggies. Worked on the blackberry corner. This are is all a tangle of blackberries, lanatana, and privet. Why does it itch as well as hurt when you get a thorn in your finger? I had to stop because I started sneezing my brains out. 40 Min
Saturday Tied up a few plants in the morning. Saturday spent more time taming the blackberry patch. DH got into it ,using the alligator to go after the evil privet. 1.5 hours
So DH was surfing on the web, and found something for me. But what I want to know is why my Alligator didn’t come with a shirtless model named Leslie?
I spent a little bit of time in the garden this weekend. Saturday we did some planting. My new rose bush – pink and smelly and a climber. ( no I don’t remember the name). We also have this weird little circle in the side yard which I planted some verbena in that area – which involved some soil turning and amending…a bit more work than I planned. There was also a little more weeding done. Today , I pulled out the alligator again. It works the way I hoped . I got some big branches off one of the viney/ tree-like things in my yard and cut them into pieces partly by had and partly by alligator. I took care of 6 or 7 branches in the time It would have taken me to one or two branches by hand.
this was supposed to be my birthday present to me. Sadly my favorite hardware store was out of them. Well, I’ll find one sometime this weekend. And DH is not to use this ( I’m afraid he’ll take everything down to the ground)