Sunday, March 25, 2012

My back yard is transformed. Hedge slashing day.

We have a neighbors cedar hedge and another leylandi cypress hedge from the pits of hell along the back of our yard. The hedges encroached about eight feet or more into our back yard. (Give me back my sun!!!) Which means, to bring it back to the property line, meant taking it back to wood. Instead of letting me get in a tree service, Allan took it upon himself to do it. I can't believe how much work he did. It'll look awful for this year but the greenery will fill in. We've done this before.

My very hard working man. I think this was right before he cut
through the yellow extension cord with my loppers.
Thank goodness for rubber handles.
Today I planted the last Meeker raspberry. It still seemed muddy. Maybe it's just the soil in that garden. I can't believe the size of the worms. In 33 years I've never had big fat worms here. We do now.
Orchid Opening


The Cotoneaster seedling made it!!

What it will look like in a few years.
I planted a few pumpkin seeds. I'm going to direct sow as well. We'll see which works better. From what I've read, they don't transplant well.
The shed is beyond awesome. There are just a few things that need to be moved in there from the greenhouse. When I get the potting bench done, all the little pots can go on the shelf under the bench. Why does that excite me so? Does anyone else get this excited about their garden shed?


Jane said...

Ooh Erin, go you with your posh organised.x

Erin said...

Hi Jane. Isn't it just so precious!! I

Gardeningbren said...

Just amazed with the slashing job!

The potting shed...yup, it is exciting heh. Love mine too.