Whilst our son and daughter-in-law are away, we decided that some of the plants in their garden needed a haircut - Mr. HCB was let loose with the electric trimmer and it may very well be R.I.P. Clematis!

Took these shots of him with the non-electric shears - and then after 2 hours of pruning decided it was time for a coffee break.

We had mentioned to the grandchildren that there would be work to be done, but not surprisingly, they were still in bed when we started, and have only just surfaced, so guess that’s a No from them!!

Just a quick blip today then better get back out there - lots still to do and if I leave Mr. HCB alone for too long, never know what he might trim - mind you, I did tell him to keep away from the uprights on the pergola!

As the gardener,
by severe pruning,
forces the sap of the tree
into one or two vigorous limbs,
so should you stop off
your miscellaneous activity and
concentrate your force
on one or a few points.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think it's fair to say that today some "severe pruning" has been done!!

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