Posted: 21/02/2015 at 19:39
well hello there!
feeling a little sheepish as I've not been around for most of the winter, bet I'm already forgotten!
Love the panda jumper, and belated birthday wishes to Kef - that's about all I've caught up on, sorry.
Ive hardly been in the garden since September, not managing to get everything ready for autumn and overwinter things.
had a knock at the door today from a couple of men offering tree service, unusually for me I said yes and am pleased I did as they did a fairly good job, but mainly it meant I got out there. And loved it!
I Chopped, raked and tidied - as they gave 5 conifers a what for, a good tidy of the 2 apples ( I don't mind loosing the fruit), and best of all got rid of the huge poplar tree remains ( it died and fell probably 18 months ago).
Will put some photos on tomorrow so you can advise on their work - apples look ok but not sure techniques were correct - no thinning out, shaped outsides only, didn't seem to concentrate on removing the middle branch of a group ( not that I especially know about this but it's somewhere in my memory...)
Hoping you are all well and looking forward to spring!