A good days work

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A good days work

Post: #245592 pelmetman
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:28 pm

I am feeling very pleased with myself as I have just pruned over 100 dog roses that we planted about 5 years ago on one of our boundaries.

They have grown really well, almost too well and were 12 foot high with a lot of the stems some 1 inch wide. Although they have acted as a good windbreak we had lost our view of the countryside so decided to cut them all down to about 4ft.

I have intertwined all the cut stems into the base of the plants to make a strong boundary in order to try and deter the badgers coming through which are a really nuisance here.

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Re: A good days work

Post: #245610 pelmetman
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:34 pm

SusieGee wrote:Crikey Sue you have been busy - sounds like a bit of a prickly job, hope you had some nice long elbow gloves on :mrgreen:


Nope :mrgreen: ........Sue now looks like a self harmer :shock:

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Re: A good days work

Post: #245611 battybird
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:35 pm

Or just wear the wounds with pride!! :cheers: Sounds like a mammoth task...we have a few brambles which could do with attention (portugal) last time I had a go I ended up looking like I had been through a shredder!
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Re: A good days work

Post: #245625 Thomzo
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:45 pm

Well done Sue

Our office has just completed two days' work clearing an old orchard of brambles and wild roses for BTCV. It was great fun but the whole office now looks like we've been self harming. Hmmm, on the other hand, maybe it's the stress levels getting to us.

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Re: A good days work

Post: #245642 Millymollymandy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:18 am

BTCV? Is this the new kind of management training scheme or something? :lol: Whatever, it sounds brilliant fun! :iconbiggrin:

PelmetSue - well done to you! :salute:
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Re: A good days work

Post: #245687 Thomzo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:14 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:BTCV? Is this the new kind of management training scheme or something? :lol: Whatever, it sounds brilliant fun! :iconbiggrin:

PelmetSue - well done to you! :salute:


I did suggest to my boss that we ought to do this every week. Shame I couldn't quite persuade her :(
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