I’ve got the spring feeling at the moment thanks to all the fresh, sunny weather however I’m not spring cleaning the house, its the garden receiving the attention.
The tree at the back has bugged me for years however the new trees, full of disease and aphids and ivy, growing out of the big tree have bugged me more.
Since I began the garden all those years ago, I’ve never had the time/energy to do anything about it other than cover it up, so I took the opportunity now that the rest of the garden is doing well to saw off the tree growth!
Not only was there a new tree growing there was also the ivy to tackle with trunks the width of my calf winding their way around the branches.
So I took the saw and got on with my work.
About 3 hours later I succeeded.
Unfortunately I didn’t take a pic before hand and I can’t see to see one from last year as I always avoid this area when taking pics so we only have after shots!
As you can see from the stumps there was a lot to do!
Now I have a good extra foot and a half of garden space to play with, no nasty aphid covered tree and tangly ivy to contest with!
I also have 3 bags of firewood to use with the chiminea this summer!
Since I had the saw and the shears out I decided to cut back everything else ready for this years growth.
The best thing about mainly container growing my vege every year means that at the beginning of the season I can re arrange the whole garden!
I’m going to take everything out and work around my 3 surfaces, the back patio, centre lawn and front gravel patch in the next week or so and create myself a brand new garden to fill with my newly potted veggie plants!
I did courgette, cucumber, tomato, chilli’s (3 varieties) peppers, basil, coriander, mint and squash!
Obviously there will be more to come once the garden is prepared!