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Thread #147256   Message #3412013
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Whittle
30-Sep-12 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
Subject: RE: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
I'm not really a gardener - but this bungalow we've moved to in Dorset, has a huge overgrown garden.

This week I cut down the Thuya hedge from hell. I'm hoping the boy scouts will take it away for their bonfire.

I wasn't sure what to do - so I looked up Thuya hedge on you tube. Cutting of overgrown Thuya hedge. Only to find these videos of men in combat gear pruning poncy little hedges.

Next i've got to unpack a huge strimmer, i've bought off e-bay to level what where the fruit cage areas. When that's level, I'll have big bonfire and burn some of the Thuya. Then I'll rotovate and turf the area.

my brother in law has a chain saw - I'm hoping he will take down the Thuya stumps to the ground. then i'll have to hire a stump grinder to grind away the stumps. Not sure whether to hire a man to do it - as the stumps are near the wall, and the stump grinder hire man - says I'll have to pay extra if I damage a blade.

Also I've cut the top off a big Eucalyptus tree. And I've got to the same with a laburnum.

I get a bit over faced with it.