The one downside to having a good number of roses in the garden is all the pruning that one has to do in winter. I had done one or two bushes out the back recently, but with Sunday being a nice, sunny day (or at least parts of it were) I thought I'd make a dent in the rest of the pruning.
You may remember we have 20 Iceberg rose along our front fence.
Well, I got stuck into them and they're all done now, as well as the two massive standard roses out front as well. I didn't cut them well back as we are after a sort of hedgy look.
|I couldn't bring myself to chop off this huge rosehip. The colour is a deeper red in reality.|
|Molly with the pile of prunings|
I have a bit of a safety tip for you all. If you want to be a stubborn woman and chop kindling for the fire, do yourself a favour and wear safety goggles and perhaps a helmet.
This is me on Thurday evening. It was a very close shave!
|The latest avante garde eye look|
I got to go to work the next day looking as though I had been in a pub brawl when in fact a piece of timber I split, flipped up and split my eyelid and bruised the outer area of my eye.
Would you believe that I managed to do it again over the weekend? Molly, Lyn and I went out to collect fallen sticks to use as kindling and whilst snapping a stick in half a piece managed to flip up and hit me in the forehead! I now have a scab there as well. This time I was wearing my big sunglasses so that was handy in protecting my eyes.
We did have a laugh but really people, be careful :)
Look what I found out in the back yard just now. I pretty blue anemone. I just adore these.
Have a lovely week friends.