My wonderful cutters that Christine, my daughter gave me for Christmas two years ago. Available from Lee Valley.
A close up of the cutting blade and the ratchet head.
Some tall tops that I couldn't reach from this side of the hedge even with the long handles. That hedge was wide and still is.
The top is taller than the ladder. I save a few to decorate with lights for outdoors. You can clearly see that the hedge needed to be cut down...
George took pity on me with the last 12 feet of the hedge and came with his chainsaw. He was a little trigger happy with the cutting. Not as level as I had hoped for. The branches were flying. lol...
I shouldn't complain and I'm thankful that he came to finish the end of the hedge because my right shoulder was starting to hurt some. It should be easier to trim the branches in the spring now.
This is part of the mess to be cleaned up and that spruce is murder on the skin.
In a way, I'm glad that the lawnmower didn't start or I would have never started cutting the hedge. At least the hornets didn't bother me one bit. The only stings I got were from the sharp spruce needles. Now the grounds are frozen and too rough for cutting grass.
I hope that you enjoyed a peek in my backyard.
Next time, maybe I'll show my many dormant flower beds. Some still weedy and some cleaned up and replanted. I really need a companion gardener to take care of all those flower beds.
Thanks for visiting and have a safe and restful week.