Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More pruning

Rose prunings
 Yesterday I was feeling a little pleased with myself having managed to prune all of the fruit trees that needed it. I thought I was done with pruning for the time being but alas I was mistaken. Joolz reminded me about the roses which needed some late attention. I gave the roses quite a decent pruning and I think they will benefit from it. Only three incidents with thorns so not bad going for half an afternoon's work. I should say that I do not like pruning. It just doesn't seem right to lop off perfectly good stems and branches but I guess in the long run it works to our advantage.

Bee on rocket flower
 It can't be all work and no play so I spent the rest of the afternoon in the vegetable garden. It is that time to do  a bit of prepartion for the plantings ahead. Tidying up, weeding, adding some compost but most importantly enjoying the unrushed pre-spring garden.
And also enjoy the wintery goodness of hearty vegetables that are on offer. Broccoli, turnip, silverbeet and kohl rabi today.

It's very likely that tomorrow will be a busy and tiring day with some fencing to do and a trip to town in the pm and no time for recreational gardening at all. Work must be done.


Lisa said...

I enjoy pruning - but I don't have as much of it as you do!

Bec - Farmers Wife said...

Your roses will reap the benefits from pruning come summer time.