Saturday, 17 June 2017

Taming the ivy ....

Hi everyone

Are you also trying to get on top of garden jobs.

Our conservatory is our most used space in the house - it straddles the living room & dining room & faces the garden with all its greens so is a calming, casual space that just energises me.

It is also the space where we have friends & family over for meals because we can easily fit 12 at the table in relaxed environs ...



Getting ready for friends - table set in the conservatory for 12 visitors ...


I love the views of the garden from our conservatory ...


A festive meal for friends it is important for this space to be lovely all year round  ...


At Easter - enjoying the brighter weather 


I like to have a green view & the fence next to the conservatory has ivy to soften it. Two years ago, the ivy had to be trimmed back hard when the fence panels were replaced. Lots of feeding & trimming has meant that the ivy has bounced back ....

I love calming out at the end of the day with my secateurs to tame the plants and so it was this week


I always use the green planting tray to collect all the cuttings as I go along - it makes tidying up so quick ...

This is the ivy trimmings - a lot of it but it needed taming.


However, I did it carefully as we sometimes get birds nesting in it ...


I did not want to trim too much because I love the green wall it provides ...



Another job ticked off my list .... Do you have a never-ending to-do list?  Tell all ... Thank you for stopping by & taking time to comment.

Dee ~♥~


1 comment:

  1. We have a lot of English Ivy around our trees, and yes....it is an ongoing battle with mother nature to keep it from killing the trees. It was planted MANY years before I showed up on the scene, so I just trim and fuss and trim and fuss :^)
    Good luck with all of yours..your room is beautiful as well as your garden!
    Blessings,
    J

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