Another big job is done! The hedges and pillars are all pruned for another summer. I posted about hedge pruning here two years ago.
This year we were a little later, because I wanted to wait until after my birthday party. Then there was one thing and another to get in the way, and the summer days continue to be warmer than I like, so finally there was no point in waiting for a cool day.
Tom does most of the hard work, and can manage much of it without my help.
But there are places in the yard where a ladder holder in necessary, like the fir hedge we did this morning. Then I outfit myself to have debris and bugs drop on my head while I steady the ladder.
So much fun. Not!
The holly hedge runs all along the side property line.
Tom's topiary is newly shaped.
And the holly pillars are trimmed.
And now Tom deserves to have the rest of the day off. I think he'll soon move into the patio rocking chair which is in deeper shade. It's up to 82° and rising.