No pool worth its salt would be complete without a couple of swaying Palm Trees under which to lounge. We have two around ours, one tall one shorter, and although I love to see them, at this time of year they are a right pain in the rectum.
Those flowers, if left, produce thousands of seeds which later drop all over the bloody place; especially into the pool itself. They have to be removed.
So, like a Monkey, up the ladder I go, with secateurs in hand, getting scratched all over by the nasty spikes on the leaf stems. It's a charming job.
Anyway, job now done, not too much blood, and hopefully no seeds in the pool for 2018.
Be careful with all that climbing.ReplyDelete
Since I fell off a ladder whilst picking Cherries; I'm now very careful.Delete
Just need the blue skies and sunshine now.ReplyDelete
Today should be OK, then rain for a week. Get all that mowing done today!Delete
Now, the next part is the opening of the pool. I love it when I see the turquoise colour of your pool, then I know summer has arrived!ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
Lady Magnon keeps pestering me to open up, but I know we wouldn't use it. I'll wait till nearer the end of the month. I'm looking forward to seeing the water again.Delete
I think the seed pods look quite attractive.ReplyDelete
However I understand your reason for cutting them off. This process, no matter how annoying, is part of the tree providing you with shade when you want to lounge about by your pool.
There's often a trade-off where nature is concerned.
They do look nice, but they are both within a few feet of the pool. I wanted a 'landscaped' pool, but we had very little space.Delete
My suggestion - pot all the seeds up and have a roadside stall to sell off little plants!ReplyDelete
They pop up naturally in the flower beds. I do pot-up a few for friends, otherwise they just get pulled up.Delete
Always good when those jobs are out of the way.ReplyDelete
I'm certainly pleased it's done. It's not a pleasant job.Delete
What about getting those secateurs with handles about four or five metres long? You've got to think of a future. S'pose you could hire a village lad or lass to shimmy up.ReplyDelete
I have a friend with a small chainsaw on the end of a long pole, maybe next year I'll ask to borrow it.Delete
I was thinking same as Andrew.ReplyDelete
One job done and what's next? Writing, painting, watching the garden grow, and relaxing with Lady M I should think.
The nest BIG job will be to open the pool; always a tense moment.Delete
Otherwise it's trying to control growth everywhere. It's never ending.
Castrating palm trees. What a job.ReplyDelete
And shredding arms at the same time. Double Whammy.Delete
That sounds like a job that you should hire out to a younger man.ReplyDelete
I was just going to say exactly the same thing.Delete
It's the duty of the wealthy man to give employment to the artisan.
I wonder who said that?
I am that 'younger man'; at least I keep telling myself that I am!Delete
Hillaire Belloc from a short ditty about Lord Finchley changing a light bulb. Check it out Cro, before it checks you out.Delete
Gwil; the only reason why I still have a few millions in the bank, is exactly because I don't expensively employ others to do what I can easily do myself for nothing.Delete
Did I ever mention that I am a huge Belloc fan?Delete
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Bloody pessimist! They are magnificent trees; giving them half an hour of my valuable time each year is little in exchange for their BEAUTY.Delete
I always think they look scruffyReplyDelete
Scruffy in a nice way!Delete