Chirp!:

    Sunday, September 17, 2006

    Yard


    Work.

    Not a biggie, just the usual toil .. but this Friday ( yayy ) the ( yayy ) treeloppers are here again ( yayy ) to chip at some stumps leftover from last time ( they are right on or under the fenceline ).

    With a spirited toddler, they wanted to leave this work until we were ready to have the fence replaced ( there will be holes where there was once fence ).

    Bonus is that we have to chop down some more ugly tree-weeds in the still-virginal front yard .. i'm soooo looking forward to losing their sorry arses ( do trees have arses ? ). I will have to take some photos of it in all its weed-dom before we commence culling.

    So what we did today is dig out the 'ornamental' ginger, that wasn't very ornamental at all. Unless 'ugly' is the new ornamental ? I also got AB to dig out a thriving and happy hydrangea that would have got demolished in the ensuing treelopping carnage. He also dug out a not-so-happy two others, while I got to work ripping out the previous owners "fernery" ( read: straggly transplanted potplant ferns ) from down the side of house. Transplant successful !



    I hope I still get flowers this summer, and I hope I get naturally blue blooms, my fave.

    And I leave you with this: .. after admiring the hydrangea transplant, I looked up to my gutters.

    Yes, they're on the 'needing attention' list ....



    14 comments:

    Suburban Turmoil said...

    Cute toddler picture! Hydrangeas are my FAVORITE!

    Shane said...

    i wish I was a spirited toddler again. I miss the days of picking stuff off the ground and eating it

    meggie said...

    Love that toddler!

    Good luck with the garden!

    symone said...

    hmmm...your gutters look furry (?)
    perhaps it'll flower.....

    muser said...

    sprouting gutters are the latest architectural feature. SPeaking off picking stuff up off the ground and eating it - I threw some stale chocolate cake out to the chooks and found my toddler wandering around with a gob-full of it. blergh.

    Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

    It's always fun to see how the hydrangeas come up - it's to do with the acidity of the soil, isn't it?

    love the gutters - maybe the previous owners thought it was a hanging garden?

    Melody said...

    Your little man is sooooo cute! Look at that pose!!! Love the clinker bricks of your home too. Good luck with the gardening.

    emma said...

    Hello there! Just wanted to say thankyou for the kind words on my blog post. I think you can start to feel like you've chosen some topic and now you have to stick with it til the bitter end. People do change and blogs as an extension of people should naturally do the same. Thankyou.

    jennster said...

    that first pic is adorable!!!!!

    nutmeg said...

    I'd love to have some stumps grinded at our house, but access is a big issue at our house.

    Maybe your gutters are akin to the hanging gardens of Babylon? Don't tell the council or a heritage order may be slapped on them! We had our gutters replaced recently and of all the jobs we have had done it was the cheapest. It may be worthwhile replacing them as opposed to cleaning them out :-)

    Angry Dad said...

    Your gutters resemble our gutters! Time to get up the ladder it looks like!

    salcam said...

    What a cutie!!!

    I wish I could do Hydrangeas...maybe in the next house. We've got that crazy ornamental ginger, too - and I hate hate hate it. It's a tough one to get rid of. Next house - NO GINGER!!

    My float said...

    what on earth is growing out of your gutters?

    h&b said...

    Yes, I love Hydrangeas too .. and yes, you can vary their colour by adjusting the acidity of your soil, pretty cool, huh ?

    And my gutters .. grow weeds .. in keeping with the rest of the garden 'theme' ;)

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