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I feel mean . . .

October 9, 2012

There are a variety of reasons why I’m not as good a gardener as I would like to be. I don’t like going out in the rain, and whenever I see a slug (a not infrequent occurrence) I have to get Boy Wonder to come and deal with it, but even when the weather’s fine and the slugs are in abeyance I’m still not that good at the whole cutting back thing. It seems harsh, when something is growing beautifully and doing its best for me to come along and take the secateurs to it just because I put it in the wrong place or because it’s growing a bit too beautifully. Add that to my general procrastination and you can see why things are looking a bit wild around here. In the end though, it wasn’t the fact that we can no longer get in the back door of the garage that spurred me into action but the fact that the enthusiastic clematis, of which I am quite fond, looks in danger of smothering the rambling rose that I love. Turns out that after cutting back the little back garden is bigger than I thought – a mixed blessing!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Creative Crafter permalink
    October 10, 2012 3:48 am

    Photos please of the enthusiastic clematis and rambling rose. We are attacked by an over eager hibiscus bush which needs taming by a small army of men who when not pruning, arm themselves with noisy leaf blowers for most of the day!

  2. pictfamily permalink*
    October 14, 2012 3:34 pm

    Turns out I can’t take a picture that does justice to the little bit of gardening that I have done, without highlighting all the things that I haven’t, so that may have to wait!

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