Thursday 22 January 2015
Shaping Up For The Future
It was time to tackle what used to be a hedge at the bottom of the garden
It has become very overgrown over the years and was almost up to the electric cables running over head
Martin (hubby) showed me how to use the small chainsaw, I have been badgering him for weeks to let me use it, the big one scares me but I can manage the small one
yep that me wielding a new power tool
I was wearing safety goggles
after a morning of work it looked a lot better, now hopefully it will thicken up at the bottom and fill out a bit, we can then keep it under control, the hedge is Hazelnut and Blackthorn, there are a few gaps and I will plant something in there don't know what, I did notice a few young holly seedlings now there is space for them to grow up. It will take a couple of years to shape it up to a decent hedge.
After cutting off all the brushwood, we had a nice little pile of logs that will be cut up and left to season for next winter, all the brushwood is going on a bonfire.
Its Martins birthday today we have just had scallops crispy bacon and fried potatoes for dinner last night I had dinner ready for when he got here
Pork Chops with Red Cabbage braised in balsamic vinegar.
I spotted this little visitor to the garden the other day and managed to get a photo today
A handsome Bullfinch
The photos didn't come out to bad considering I took them through the window.
I have never had bullfinches in the garden before, the other day there was three of them, I hope they make an appearance when I do the bird watch count at the week end.