Sunday, 17 October 2021

Brambles !


So the next big task is to cut down just about everything you can see in the above picture .The reason being , while I wasn't well for a couple of years ,the brambles had grown up through all the shrubs  . I just wasn't able to climb in there and do it . Well I have news for you Brambles ..... I,m back !

The other thing that I have to attend to is the Amelanchier tree . It just isn't earning it's space . 

You cant even see it in this picture , but it's there , just a boring green leaved tree . It does have white blossom on it for a very short time in the Spring . The tips of the leaves are lovely in the Autumn if you go and look close up to it . Mine has never been all that spectacular . 

I cant understand why so many gardening shows and magazines recommend this tree for small gardens when there are so many far better trees you could choose . 

Maybe there are better varieties of Amelanchier tree that you can get now .

I took off a branch .

The closer you look the more beautiful it is .

I think I might like it better if I cut it down and continue to let it grow as a bush .

So back to work !

There is a beautiful red leaved Acer that I planted a few years ago and I think that when I ve cleared all the "waste of space "bushes , it will be able to spread out it's branches and look so much better .

So , I'm in there somewhere ! 

Somewhere in the darkness , armed with shears and loppers , beneath a great heavy weight canopy of Brambles .

I took the camera in with me too . There are three or four clumps of Hydrangeas  which I have now cut down . I have to be careful or I might never be seen again ! I think this is the best way to do it , but not totally sure . At the moment the bushes are all cut at the bottom but still standing and the bramble canopy is above my head . 

I need to go and have a cup of tea and have a little ponder on this .

Even in here , there is much beauty to be found  .

More Autumn treasures .

            Gone for a tea break ! 


  1. Good luck with the brambles - they are deadly. Do you possess chain mail?

  2. Brambles as incredible, they can appear anywhere. And grow so quickly. I'd like the leave some, for the wildlife. But it spreads to all parts of the garden,

    1. You are such a sweetheart ! Yes ! Don't worry we are surrounded by brambles in hedgerows, all around the meadow , up and down the lanes and along the footpaths . In fact I had planned that if I planted up this bank with lots of bushes close together, I wouldn't then have to do so much and it would be perfect for the wildlife. But in so doing , I now cant see or get to where the brambles are coming up . So I am now trail blazing a pathway through and around it with my trusty loppers and shears ,so I can manage it better in future .I'm having so much fun really ! :)