I told you the bay tree wouldn’t die!

This is the view from my back garden - stunning isn't it!  I actually took the picture to record the pruning of the overgrown bay tree - I hung the heavy clippers on the tree when I took a break!  The reason I did this was partly to give me space to put the cage I use when I introduce young chicks to the outside world - and my chicks are going to need it soon. Don't worry about the bay tree - it will soon be covered with new growth - they recover from massacres like this quite quickly!

This is the view from my back garden – stunning isn’t it! I actually took the picture to record the pruning of the overgrown bay tree – I hung the heavy clippers on the tree when I took a break! The reason I did this was partly to give me space to put the cage I use when I introduce young chicks to the outside world – and my chicks are going to need it soon.
Don’t worry about the bay tree – it will soon be covered with new growth – they recover from massacres like this quite quickly!

You may remember that in early April I put up a picture of my heavily pruned bay tree – and in the caption assured you that it would soon be covered with new growth……..

Well its taken a little while to agree with me – after all the “haircut” was pretty vicious – but here are the new shoots – all over the tree!

the same bay tree - now recovering from its 'haircut'

the same bay tree – now recovering from its ‘haircut’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is another picture showing the shoots all over the tree!

recovering bay tree

recovering bay tree

And this is a very old ‘rambling rose’ – can’t remember what its called – that was growing up some trellis work that was groaning under its weight.  It finally lost the battle in the recent heavy winds, and the rose has come down into the rest of the bed.  I don’t want to waste all those lovely pink flowers, so I’ll wait until they fade before I prune it! (see also next post)

the rambling rose no longer growing upwards!

the rambling rose no longer growing upwards!

 

 

 

 

 

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