Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:19
My new cordless trimming shears I ordered yesterday arrived this morning so i have taken down the top of my box hedge about 4inches and started on the very long lonicera hedge that encroaches from my neighbour;s garden. It will be fine for the lower parts but I will use the hand shears for the bits above my shoulders. I wore boots, gloves and goggles but could not find a mask as advised. The boy next door has gone to see if he can find a little bottle to give me some oil to keep the blades in good nick. I was worried about my hearing aids but the noise was very mild so can keep them in. I must go on line to find some masks as air pollution when it is bad does stop me gardening or doing anything outside as it affects my heart. Better safe than sorry and hedges do harbour a lot of dust.