Sunday, April 18, 2010

The garden, after some work

Ok folks, please remember that I am still at the cleaning out stage...though I am going to put in some plants tomorrow.  I have literally removed two pick-up trucks worth of plant material.  Ford 450s not a little Nissan either.

"What did you do this weekend Oreneta?"

"I killed plants!"

Anyway, here's some views of it as it is now.  My hand is horribly sore from using the clippers all day, there is a monsterous spiky beast growing there and it was like cutting through twigs all day.  OUCH.

This looks almost Japanese in the photo...not so much in real life and that spiky stuff has GOT to go.

Ugly chairs, but we found them for free so if they get stolen, well, what the time we'll get something nicer, and a better gate.

Similar comments.  Unfortunately, or not actually, most of the greenery around this seat is roses.  Lots and lots of very big, very spiky roses.  Sit vewy vewy cawfullwy.

All the nasty spiky green stuff is gone.  There was a theme in this garden, and it hurt. I have never ever in my life been in a garden planted virtually exclusively with spikes and thorns.

I got some help though.


Beth said...

I love your sense of humour and way with words – that hurting’ theme thing!
Sore hand(s) & a green thumb will eventually equal gorgeous garden – a gentle garden.

Chuck looks tired - you must have really worked him!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Ah yes, Chuck the heavy weight. Looks like he was a big help! I guess prickly thorny things go hand in hand with a warmer climate. I can see that it will be beautiful.

Helen said...

Looking a lot better than when I saw it!

oreneta said...

Beth, he's great at faking it.....

Bodhi, warmer climates and odd tastes in garden plants.

Helen, thanks!! Better every day!