Friday, 12 March 2010

Bloody bud.

Tomorrow, monkey and I plan to get an early start and tackle the Buddleia that have accumulated and grown to dominate some of the property over the last 30 or 40 years. Buddleia may be a boon to those who love the myriad butterflys and bees it attracts in summer (me included) but it does grow to overpower surrounding plants and eventually overwhelm them. Plus Buddleia from a builders point of view is a dangerous pest as it has the ability to literally explode walls once it takes root,usually in the most inaccessible mortar joints.....so its chop chop in the morning.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mrs Anon says your a bit late doing that but on the other hand you might just get away with it,just gone past your pad on Google Streetview.

Putz said...

so where is this that you and monkey are working now?????????????

Putz said...

which part of over the waters????????

cheshire wife said...

Happy chopping! Ours won't get done for a week or two, so it had better not be a bit late.

Thud said...

Putz...over the river Mersey from Liverpool on the Wirral peninsula. Anon...late I know but another week or two should lick the garden into something other than an overgrown wilderness.

Anonymous said...

Thud inside and outside at the same time,have you split your goodself into two,your count is 56 days with one weekend off,I presume you have a holiday or a rest home prebooked and an ambulance on call just incase.

James Higham said...

When is a weed not a weed?

Putz said...

when it is edible

DirtCrashr said...

Good fun with a machete! Or a big-ass broadsword.

Thud said...

D.C. a billhook is my weapon of choice...good on plantlife and in the past it was used to cut armoured royalty down to size!

monkey said...

recipricator was my choice and a slightly worn pair of loppers. it was more like a game of tug of war than chop chop. Another good day in the garden though.

Gallimaufry said...

I think of the billhook as a short handled tool like these beauties and favour the Midland pattern(straight edge one side and curved hook the other).
Ever used a long handled slasher? It's excellent for rough clearing brambles, scrub etc and much easier on the back.
I'm sure one of my ancestors used something like that (but confusingly called a bill or billhook when used for fighting) to even up the height advantage of mounted knights at Bosworth.

Vinogirl said...

I am getting a visual of you madly swinging at the poor, unsuspecting buddleia with your billHook. Look out!