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Gardening fail

 Went out to garden at 3:40pm.  Filled three tubtrugs to the brim with weeds.  By 4:30pm  I was hot, damp, itchy and being intermittently tormented by a horsefly.   I surrendered the garden to the horsefly and fled back into house with my trophies, a trugload of apples and three ripe figs.

If I could just bring myself to put in 3-4 hours together at this time of year I would have the garden pretty much under my thumb, but I just hate gardening when it's hot and wet.  It's no fun.   So everything is horribly shaggy, and of course when it is shaggy, it holds the wet more.  

Bleh. 

One strange thing I found.  I hacked my way past the Millennium Lime Stool (must coppice that again, it's getting tall)  and discovered that a tree that I'd previously considered to be a non-productive sucker from some long-vanished plum tree has actually made some plums!  They are quite little, but a good dark purple.   I must try hacking everything else down around that tree.  Maybe it will do it again next year. 

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inzilbeth_liz
22nd Aug, 2010 19:27 (UTC)
Doing anything in the heat is so draining. Hot and wet is even worse!
bunn
24th Aug, 2010 15:45 (UTC)
Yes! I don't know how people cope in rainforests, I would just want to spend my life in bed! Give me a cold day anytime.
lanciatore
23rd Aug, 2010 09:11 (UTC)
wouldn't consider that a fail. I said before we went on holiday at the end of July that our hedges needed cutting and they remain uncut as of today! Mine must be an epic fail!
bunn
24th Aug, 2010 15:46 (UTC)
That's barely any time, I've got hedges that are YEARS uncut. I reckon the one at the back hasn't been done for about 6 years. I'm working my way along it, and have plans to make a shaving horse out of one of the hazel trees I need to fell!
puddleshark
23rd Aug, 2010 11:02 (UTC)
I wish you fresher weather!

It's amazing the things you find when you start hacking... When my brother and sister-in-law moved house and started tackling a garden full of brambles, underneath they found a lost shed.
bunn
24th Aug, 2010 15:47 (UTC)
Eek! I don't think I have any piles of foliage quite *that* big...
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