Hello weekly or should I say bi-weekly update
Never trust a man with a chainsaw I’m never really aloud the hedge cutters or pruners without supervision heehee .
After about two months of cutting ivy and trying to save the bush that thought it was a tree I decided to cut it at ground level why for a number of reasons well the main one is it was very leggy and I struggled to reach the ivy OK the main reason is I couldn’t reach the ivy. I’m not really bothered if it lives or dies it has got two choices. Well it all cleared away just a bit more to take down to the tip, New acquired chainsaw needs a new chain now as I hit the wall quite a bit but to be honest it was bought knowing it had to be replaced and it’s served its purpose.
Well I’ve not just spent the last 10 day working on the ivy, other items have needed my attention grass cutting front and back also the side of the house (this is the council responsibly ) but they only come every now and then so I cut it when it needs it.
I plan to spend some time working on the lawn over the next week or two or when the ground is softer as it’s very dry at the moment. The plans are to fork the lawn redress it and sow some grass seeds but if I can’t get on the lawn to reseed it before the end of October I will leave it until the spring.
List of jobs to do I plan to complete this weekend
Clear old annuals flowers that have gone over
Plant some garlic in a pot
Clean a kitchen sink (old white one) that I found in my garden while cutting ivy and bush down after I’ve done this I shall add some bulbs to it for spring colour
I’ve filled four patio pots with bulbs
Start to clear area under the fruit trees for a flower bed; I had some top soil delivered last Sunday for adding new flower beds in the garden and also to replace the soil in the greenhouse (before I add the glass) I also found out that is a good idea to replace the soil every two to three years in the greenhouse if growing tomatoes in the same place as it will start to carry diseases
Well now I’ve won the war with the Ivy it’s on to the front garden to start and clear the trees and bushes that I would like to remove the wife has already been out (not often seen in the garden and a special occasion I didn’t even have time to take a photo of her before she ran inside LOL)
Yes the wife has said what tree’s she would like to keep in the front garden But when the top soil arrived last week I inquired how much it would cost to have the front garden levelled after I removed all the vegetation, I also told him what I wanted removing and what the wife wanted to keep when we came up with a plan to knock one or two trees over by accident LOL so this is sorted. I was given a price of £150.00 a day but we will have to wait and see as I’ve just booked a holiday for next year (three weeks in Kissimmee, Florida) well I’m off now to start my weekend jobs I will add photo’s later on this weekend.
Going to try out my new lawn rake bought from wilkos yesterday as my old one has been retired OK I snapped the handle also it had rusted to death (it was only a cheap one).
I’ve also bought a petrol tiller this week just waiting for it to arrive, also new seals and “W” clips are on order for green house