Friday, October 27, 2017

The Art of Cleaning sorta


October is a good time for cleaning, not much fun but it has to be done.

I've been neglecting the garden beds all summer for various reasons, that's ok, there's always next year. With chainsaw in hand the cutting begins. Seems to be never ending pruning trees and shrubs and it doesn't seem to matter how much or where the cuts are made it all seems to grow back twice as big. ANYWAY  did I mention art...just wait it's coming. It's so rewarding cleaning up the yard and being outside during these cool Autumn days. Loving this weather !
Cut down all kinds of wild volunteer trees and not done yet,  still has to go to curb.  Oh my English Ivy is growing on this part of the fence also...what a surprise...yuck.

Redoing a bed with fence to keep dogs out of other half of yard. Also laying down thick black plastic to keep ivy from growing back. Will cut out areas on left for a few shrubs/plants...this area is SHADE and hard to keep anything alive.

This is hubby's half (the other half). Only the shrubs down the path have been pruned so far.

This is the remainder of our 15 year old homemade compost bin.  Most has been moved out already. What a mess but lots of good compost to spread around.  Oh, the ART is coming.

Two days of cuttings.


And now the art or should I say "what a surprise" !  This is one panel of our plywood compost bin made about 15 years ago. Can you see what I see?  Looks like a spooky forest, wonder what will come out from behind the trees.  See something different ? Love to hear what you think it looks like.

Closer view minus the fence it's leaning on. ( no editing on photos)

 A few more closer views. Maybe I should keep it. Really is incredible what old plants, dead grass, twigs from various shrubs and invasive ivy will do to plywood after 15 years.

Update on last years redo of front garden beds. Below images are from last year.

And now today. What a difference a year can make !

Just some pretties.


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