Wednesday, 3 March 2010

More Gardening!

My aim was to do a post every day but as I'm sure everyone knows, sometimes you just have to catch up and so as the title of my blog is 'A Day in the Life', the following pictures are more of a fairly ordinary working day yesterday. Nearly the weekend!!
The day saw me back at Mudeford and a group of houses called Coastal Cottages. These are 42 properties built about 14 years ago and consist of communal lawns and mixed shrub borders, along with individually planted front garden with some edged with trimmed Buxus etc. Just a case of first lawn cut of the year to tidy things up a bit for the time being.
Then it's around the corner to the next place called Primrose, a similar style place to Coastal Cottages but with fewer houses arranged around a central garden.
Even though the Pampas may go another couple of weeks, as the Cornus need pruning I think it's just as well to do all at the same time.


Then back to Christchurch for the last garden of the day, Vancouver House, to do some more mowing and yuch..........clear some drains......very glamorous!

It's been a tiring day and so take away is the order of the day for dinner.....hmmmm.......chicken and chips I think.....


  1. Dear Gary, What a busy day!! All the gardens you look after look tremendously neat and tidy. And stripes on the grass too!

    I love Silver Birch trees, as you show in your first set of pictures, and the most successful planting of them I have ever seen was as a small group coming out of a clipped platform of Buxus sempervirens.

    It sounds very harsh to say in the case of a plant that you absolutely hate it....but in the case of Pampas Grass, for me that is true!

  2. I have to agree with you on the Pampas Grass front Edith, my only satisfaction with this plant comes in the form of venting via secateurs, otherwise they just become a heavy mass that smothers all around them!
    Have you ever been to East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens in Norfolk and seen their Silver Birch planting?

  3. Wow, that is a lot of work. I've heard especially evil tales of cutting back pampas grass - they can slit you slowly to death, ha! You deserved a break that evening, that's for sure.

  4. Hi Jean,
    They do have to be handled with care!
    Thanks form your comment.