Hello everyone. Today I saw my first wasp of the year, I was pulling some Ivy from a wall at the time so it was probably hibernating in there but it was more wide awake than I ever am after waking from my asleep because as yet I’ve never been able to fly out of bed.
Today I’ve been mainly pruning the pear trees on the long border wall but there are some old fig trees that I am trying to rejuvenate and as I intend to put wires on the wall and train them as fans I needed to remove the Ivy so as to be able to attach the fastenings to the wall and it was whilst doing this that I saw the wasp. I managed to get them all pruned and the Ivy removed and also cleared up all the mess, I now just have one big apple tree to prune tomorrow all being well. There is also another Pear tree on the end of our house which is always a problem because its very tall and the estate doesn’t own any ladders. I can borrow some from Len and Alf but they aren’t too keen on that because I’m not insured to climb their ladders so all in all it’s a bit of a carry on. I usually end up reaching what I can with the long handled pruners and then report to the boss that I can’t reach anymore so he then asks if I don’t like climbing ladders so I then explain what I just did to you and so far the end result has been for Len and Alf to finish off the rest of the tree which all seems very stupid to me as I could have the job done and dusted ten times over if only I had the tools. In fact for all the trouble it causes I would have the top off the tree and it would sort the job once and for all. But what do I know?
Thanks everyone for answering my query about restricting my blog. I’m making a list of addresses as time permits. Anyone who has left a comment in the last few months will get an invite anyway - provided they have a contact address on their profile, anyone who doesn’t, Matron being one such person will need to contact me either through my email which can be found in my profile page or through my ‘Hiking Gardener’ blog http://peakdistrictwalker.blogspot.com/ . I know it will seem a pain having to sign in every time but once you’re in I think it will be worth the extra effort as the content will be better than now for sure.