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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

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awomanonabike

26 Jul 2018 • It’s been haircut day ✂️ 🍃🍃🍃 but it took longer to tidy up the trimmings than it took to do the haircut 🙄

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jacaranda

That looks great! I really need to prune mine but it’s ginormous!!! @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Mine is now a bit smaller 😉 @jacaranda

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susanhumphrey333

Love trimming. Hate tidying up. I use old net curtains to catch the trimmings, where there's enough room to lay them down. It's easy to gather the nets up and shake them in the bin #tip They're light enough to lay on the top of some plants too 👍☺️

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awomanonabike

👍 I did have a sheet but there were lots of dead bay leaves lying around so I thought they’d need tidying up anyway & didn’t use it. Mistake! 🙄 @susanhumphrey333

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susanhumphrey333

Sometimes I just can't be bothered to get them out and always regret it 🙄

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awomanonabike

I still have a holly and lonicera to do and will definitely get the sheets out! @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

I’ve only done two out of my 6 balls and haven’t even attempted the hedge! 🙈

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awomanonabike

6 balls?! You must be an expert 🧐 I’m trying to work out how to create balls out of one lonicera at the bottom of a tree and another behind the arch 🤔 Might just have to start chopping and see what happens 😬 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Good god no! That’s why I haven’t done them...I’m a scaredy cat! 😂Although the two I’ve done look ok but they’re in tall planters so fairly easy to do and get round. The ones in the border aren’t quite so easy! Ooh that sounds interesting - never started one from scratch! I guess you’d just have to trim a bit at a time until you get the desired effect 🤔 Have a go! 👍🏼

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awomanonabike

But you have six! Well I’ll do some before and afters and you can give me marks out of 10. Though I asked OH to do that recently after a bike ride and he gave me 2-3 😡🤬 Said I’d have got 3-4 if I hadn’t stopped to take photos 🙄😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Men! 🙄 doesn’t he know that stopping every few minutes to take photos adds points! 😉

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jaynehynesburton

Anyone would think you were a Hairdresser 😂😂

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awomanonabike

I am - if you don't mind me doing it with shears! @jaynehynesburton

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awomanonabike

There is no going back now...

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columbiariver

Well, you should have plenty of bay when you're finished.

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awomanonabike

It's gone in the shredding pile, along with some rosemary... @columbiariver

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columbiariver

Must smell like nummy soup at your place 😂😜

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awomanonabike

It smelled lovely as I rooted around in the sage and marjoram for all the cut bay leaves but shredding day will be tasty 😋

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awomanonabike

Clippers ✅ ladders ✅ Mug of tea ✅ Its time to trim the Bay Tree...

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pelly

Thank goodness it's tea this time and not wine Jacqueline. Health and Safety 😂😂😂

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awomanonabike

😂😂😂 White wine for the Spiraea, tea for everything else!

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thehardygardener

You said tea, oky. Lovely bay tree

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brightcolours

#before #dontbeafraidtoprune #ladder #mug

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