PRUNING

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PRUNING

Postby Placido » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:41 am

Doorbell rang this morn - young lady whom I shrewdly guessed was not straight out of Debretts addressed me thus: "Want any trees pruned?" I said that it is far wiser to perform such a remedial exercise during the winter months and not in high, hot summer. "Oh", was her sharp riposte.
The leaflet boasts that ******* is a Specialist Tree Worker ( :wow: ) and expertly fells, prunes or shapes all kinds of trees and hedges. Maybe I'll give them a call in January :shake:
I'm bothered that some folk might actually employ them in mid-July :(
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Re: PRUNING

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:08 pm

The sales approach would indicate to me that the operatives are part of the Bodgit & Runn organisation and are best avoided whatever service is being offered. :bolt:
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Re: PRUNING

Postby Placido » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:59 pm

My thoughts entirely - although there is quite a nice drawing of a tree ........
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Re: PRUNING

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:57 pm

Placido wrote:- although there is quite a nice drawing of a tree ........

Really :eek: I may have been a tad hasty with my assessment then. Ring them immediately saying you've changed your mind. :shake:
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Re: PRUNING

Postby Placido » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:14 pm

Errrmmmm, naah.
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Re: PRUNING

Postby Willpar » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:17 pm

Have had a couple of mornings out in the garden having a tidy up. Yesterday I topped the height of my hawthorn, took a couple of feet off the height. Did the same with my pink standard one. This morning I got to grips with the succulents as they were getting out of hand. I filled two bags with them and it was heavy. I suppose with the plants being 99% water the weight would add up. Have more to take out but will leave that. I want to just have them hanging over the dry stone wall, so that I can have a small border to put lavender in. More beneficial to the bees than the succulents. Well that's the plan anyway.
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Re: PRUNING

Postby Placido » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:59 pm

Coincidence, Willpar !! I'm planning on pruning hither and yon at the weekend - temp. is promised to be 60F, says The Man :clap: :sun: :banana:
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Re: PRUNING

Postby greenfinch2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:09 pm

My neighbour had Placi"s visitor from last year ,and within an hour the massive Fir tree was gone the crows are not happy ,but my bedrooms are :sunny: it was planted in 1972 my neighbour informed me. :goodevil:
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Re: PRUNING

Postby Placido » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:30 pm

Seriously though (yes, 'onest, seriously), I wouldn't employ an itinerant, spur-of-the-moment jobber for something as skilled as tree management. It sounds simple but it truly isn't.

When I had my mulberry moved last December - I may have mentioned that ..... :rolleyes: - Paul took 2 visits to do a proper job and I note from my kitchen calendar that he is coming back "in spring" to check all is OK. Now that's what I call a proper job.

I s'pose killing a mis-sited (I made that word up :haha: ) tree is simple enough and can't really do any harm but pruning and moving are very different fish kettles.

I've got a Thing about trees. To my mind they're just as much living creatures as, say, blackbirds.
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Re: PRUNING

Postby JooMoo » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:22 pm

Hubby "invited" me to join him in a B&Q visit this morning to pick up some paint. I agreed 'cos I wanted to get some new gardening gloves and some secateurs.
So as well as them, I bought an extendable branch lopper tree pruner thingiemabobs. http://www.diy.com/departments/verve-tr ... 217_BQ.prd

I had great fun with it. It's really effective. I called over the fence to the neighbour that backs on to my garden to say "do you mind if I attack your bay tree" to which she replied "go for it"
I preferred lopping without the saw on the end as I'm sure I'd have my eye out or something, the way I was bandying it about.
After getting a leaf in my eye, I went and put some safety glasses on. They helped as a branch bounced off my head.

So now I have a huge pile of branches that I'm not sure what I'm going to do with. I think we'll let them die off a bit, then have a night sat outside with a few beers and a chiminea to burn it all off.
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