Now the Limery is complete (and blue to boot!), I have no excuse to continue neglecting, I mean, distance-managing our mighty willow hedge. As readers of this sporadic blog may remember, it is my favouritist* thing in the garden apart from when thesnailofhappiness is out there (of course).
In my absence, the hedge has grown to extraordinary heights and with an amazing array of other plants to defend it (stinging nettles, brambles, vicious whippy branches). Over the next few days, when the British summer would like to play ball that is, I intend to reduce the overall structure to more manageable proportions. It has grown too big for its roots!
After Saturday just gone, I had managed this:
After Tuesday just gone, I managed to reduce the easier half of the jungle to this:
I just love the way the structure of branches just merge to become one:
Wish me luck with what’s left!
* This should be a real word, like wonderiffic. OED take note.