Sunday, March 08, 2009
Went too mad with the loppers
This was how the front garden looked in August of last year. I won't show you how it looks now. I went a bit too mad with the loppers last week and pruned everything down to almost ground level. Mr FF attacked the passion flower that covered some of the front wall and now it is barely visible. In short the front garden is almost naked except for all the little hyacinths just coming into flower and a few purple hellebores.
Lopping and chopping is very satisfying whilst you are doing it - but then you have to live with a bare garden. If only you could press a back arrow and reverse time. I then would have read one of my gardening books before such a hard-pruning session and discovered that I shouldn't have cut the shrubs so low.