So every year our Yews and Arborvitaes that divide our property and line up with the driveway need some pruning BUT the last few years it seems the more I cut they more they grow. It was to the point I couldn't even get out of the car without being attacked by a Yew. Haven't been cutting the top just the sides so you would think they wouldn't grow so fast on the sides. This year it has doubled the amount that grew back and getting to be out of control. Wouldn't be so bad if the other side of the yard and back still didn't have to be done...yuck. Funny cause husband would always say in past years you're killing the shrubs and trees. I CAN'T KILL shrubs or trees...many many years ago using vegetation killer I tried twice to get rid of a ugly 15 ft tree and the darn thing just keep growing bigger and bigger, finally used the chainsaw.
Oh, Oh ...built this block border for the rose bushes at the base of the lamp post. This was very tricky to do since the ground is about 6 inches higher at the left bottom corner of first picture.. Ok, not so perfect but at least now husband can weedwack the edge of the block and not the roses. Had to use medal stakes to support these blocks since they are only a few inches in the ground but this is the look I wanted.
Miss Kai watching only after I stopped using the chainsaw.