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Monday, March 14, 2011

My poor garden!

How do you convince a very nice man that there is a difference between selective trimming and wanton distruction of shrubs. Whilst waiting for the footy to start Hubby decided he would gives things a little "trim". My poor garden looks like a maniac has been let loose through it with a machete. I actually liked the look of my slightly overgrown looking subtropical garden. I worked hard to achieve that effect. What is it about a bored man and a pair of secateurs!!!! ARGHH!!! His only redeeming act for the day was to find one of my little orchids which had been blown out of it's host tree last weekend. It's lucky I still quite like him after all these years.
Back to more quilting after some chores. Have a great Monday everyone!


  1. Oh Michelle you poor things...oh yes I can relate to man of the house with trimmer in hand..not a good look.
    at least they will grow back...

  2. I completely understand. I did my Mom's yard work for her for years, after I moved 95 miles away, my brother took over. I still cry everytime I go and see my Mom. He removed the beautiful 25 foot pine tree and her cherry trees, along with many of her roses. He felt they were too much trouble.

    I wanted to thank you for stopping by and signing up for the giveaway. Good luck.

    blessings, jilly

  3. Michelle at least you live in the tropics and things will grow back so quickly. Love the orchid just so pretty.
    Happy days.

  4. I understand completely. My son, Sam, is the worst. He once 'helped' me by pruning my Japanese Lantern bush to an 10" stump. Of course, it died. I love that slightly overgrown look myself and your orchid is beautiful.


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