My neighbour cut his front hedges during the week.
While he was at it he carried on down the lane to my gate which was damned decent of him. It’s amazing the difference good neighbours make to the quality of life.
The problem then was that the rest of my hedging looked really fucking scruffy, to put it politely.
I dragged out my Terminator Hedge Cutter. This is a magnificent beast with heavy duty blades and it is mains powered. That’s no problem with all my extension leads. The main difficulty is that I unfortunately bought a beast with the motor at the cutting end of a long handle [which can extend even further[ and after a while it’s a real strain to swing around the place. However it cuts through pretty heavy stuff so it’s worth the trouble,
My Terminator was fuck all use for once. I had let the hedge grow too much so some heavy duty hacking was required on the branches. All I had to do was to trim the sides and lower it a bit, from over ten feet to around four or five. Did I mention it was a while since I last cut it?
Originally one of the hedges beside the drive was a box hedge, neatly trimmed to about a foot high and a foot wide, just as box hedges are supposed to be. Over the years it became somewhat neglected and grew a bit. Then the Fuchsia took over. Now box is a slow grower. You can’t say the same for Fuchsia. That fucker grows like the clappers and takes over everything. The only things I can say in its favour is that it has nice pretty little red flowers and doesn’t have thorns..
The front is now awash with cuttings piled high on the drive and the front lawn. Luckily a wee thunder storm struck which is God’s way of telling me to quit, so I was spared the tidying for the moment.
Maybe I’ll just leave it to rot?
Daughter is supposed to call today.
Maybe she can take a hint?