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Evergreen bushes....

Discussion in 'Home Lounge' started by DCiAdmin, May 15, 2016.

  1. DCiAdmin

    DCiAdmin Always room to learn a bit more Administrator iHF Legend WCG Team Member

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    I have "deshrubbed" my home. When Nick and I bought the house, it had 15 evergreen bushes on the north, south, and east sides. These shrubs were thick enough and tall enough, they made it difficult to open or close the windows. After 4+ hours of some very hard labor, the bushes are down. We still have work to do - pumice stone to rake up and stumps to remove, but yippee! the damned bushes are gone! If I would have been thinking, we would have had before and after pictures to provide.

    Happy Sunday! I got something accomplished today!
     
  2. driver_ian

    driver_ian In at the Deep End... Administrator iHF Legend Security Advisor

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    A job I've done many times... it's the sort of pruning I ike best.. pruning to ground level... digging roots up is another story.. best of luck and take care of your back... it's never an easy or quick job..
     
  3. DCiAdmin

    DCiAdmin Always room to learn a bit more Administrator iHF Legend WCG Team Member

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    Maybe not before photos, but here are the after :)

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  4. NBK*Twitch

    NBK*Twitch Person Of All Kinds iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    That feeling when you can finally see the side of your house haha.
     
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    Arctos Beware of the Bear... iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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  6. DCiAdmin

    DCiAdmin Always room to learn a bit more Administrator iHF Legend WCG Team Member

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    Completely my brother-in-law's style. Rusty = cheap
     
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  7. Arctos

    Arctos Beware of the Bear... iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    Plurry salt they put on the roads in winter, stuff cars up.

    Last car I owned in the UK was starting to get a bit of rot in it. Got it fixed before I sold it and came here to Oz...
     
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  8. Antman

    Antman Because, you know, Obama. iHF Regular Advisor

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  9. DCiAdmin

    DCiAdmin Always room to learn a bit more Administrator iHF Legend WCG Team Member

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    Hadn't planned to do this today, but when we went shrubbery shopping, the green house had a 40% off sale. When I say "I want a shrubbery!", I mean it :D So, I just bought.....

    5 Black Lace Elderberry bushes
    3 variegated wiegela bushes
    2 mock orange bushes
    1 Japanese weeping maple tree

    BlackLaceElderberry.JPG VariegatedWeigela.JPG MockOrange.JPG JapaneseWeepingMaple.JPG
     
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    Lord Chance iHelpForum Jester & Door Greeter iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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  11. Antman

    Antman Because, you know, Obama. iHF Regular Advisor

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    Two of these?

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  12. DCiAdmin

    DCiAdmin Always room to learn a bit more Administrator iHF Legend WCG Team Member

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    Thank you for the links, LC. I've been doing a bit of research but your info may provide things that I had not yet found. The Japanese Maple will be out front of the house about 12 foot. I've got a stump there currently that needs to come out. That should be plenty of space.

    Nope, no thorns. On any given day, I'm prickly enough for this household.
     
  13. Antman

    Antman Because, you know, Obama. iHF Regular Advisor

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    The plant I know of as 'mock orange' is a hellbeast. And propagates like bamboo.
     

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