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Plans for the weekend?

Posted 23rd February 2014 • ArchivePrevious PostNext Post

Doing a quick shop at the supermarket yesterday morning, the friendly lady at the till asked if I had any plans for the weekend. I decided it was none of her business that we were taking the boy to a birthday party, and I also reasoned that she'd be unimpressed by the plans I had in store for an overgrown holly tree at the back of the garden, so nodding to the 6 bottles of cheap pinot she'd just scanned, I mumbled something about getting drunk, and made my escape.

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What next? I'd originally planned to keep the height, and train the side branches at the top down, but think I may just chop it about half way up and make a lower, roundish head. That will have to wait until the next day of nice weather though.

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Now we just need to persuade our neighbours to do something about their large conifer. Maybe that's what the pinot is for....


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