Here we have a first hedge cut in 2014.
Laurel hedge, cut long overdue..
and it wasn't raining for a change!
No rest for the wicked! but no complaints really..
Another weekend wasted NOT!
What's been done?
Front garden in Lower Earley. Cotoneaster along the brick wall taken over by some wild roses, brambles and other thorny foes
Hedge work: Few of cotoneasters had to be removed ( right hand side ), some had been given a chance to survive..
Back garden in the same house.
Another cotoneaster in an awful state. Covered in weeds, brambles etc.. Customers wished for it to be removed and site cleared for a fruit tree.
Residents complained about that tree which has outgrown its space in this tiny front terraced house garden.
Tree reduction done
Trimmed and height reduced by about 0.5m
The biggest challenge ? How to shift it without touching it !
Pyracantha as the common name suggests bears long and very sharp thorns.
Luckily I pulled this off with no serious injuries