THE WAR ON WEEDS

Allied Forces completed an intensive week repelling the creeping weed army that threatens to take over civilization as we know it. They were beaten in the frontage driveway including dandelion bunkers in the gravel ……. the rose bed and surrounds were retaken despite fierce resistance and with the lawn restriped in Wimbledon style the last weed survivors in the driveway were eradicated and pushed back all the way to the road!

Hand to hand fighting will continue down 16St, along the “Back 40” and across “Shorty’s Meadow” where grass reinforcements are trying to re-establish themselves thanks to unlimited supplies of water.

With the frontage clear it was time to visit Four Seasons and collect the 7 hanging baskets which this year will be padlocked after last year’s late season theft when clandestine forces removed all baskets in a pre dawn raid ?????

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The front 5 baskets are up for 2015

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Clematis on the annual climb

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Added security as well as the cameras!

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A couple for the Shade Garden

Missions this week are RV slots 1 and 12 and then a major 2 day attack on the long front bed where weed troops are firmly dug in! Top Brass has ordered the 2 lawn swing Command Centers to be brought into play where the Generals can observe the battle as hand to hand fighting is expected to be heavy.

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Serious weeding for 12

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Further plant and shrub forces, currently massing in their over wintering location in the Lodge Room, will now move to the Shade Garden where they will take over colorful duties.

With Brenda away work continues through Wednesday with the main weeding of slots 1 & 12 and the discovery of a water leak on 1 which is why it is so green!

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Nice job on 12

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1 finished and plumber called

The grass keeps growing so the strimmer is out and its once round the property again.

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16 St complete

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Back 40 do-over

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Shorty’s gets the touch!

Now just as everything is coming along nicely I see mayhem and destruction on Faceplant  with yet more bad weather rolling in and a crap weekend forecast.

Friday morning and survey what can be done before the storms arrive and time to set about the grass weeds which pop up outside the back door. A quick 2 hours gets about 1/3 of the problem removed before the rain arrives.

Saturday 0700, and its raining and its an 80% day of it. Brief respite and for once long enough to walk the dogs but its getting darker and by 0900 its coming down and hard! The two tomato hanging baskets have given up the ghost as their brackets broke away under the weight of fruit and water. It rains all day and stops at 1600 with lakes everywhere …… a non action day!

TONY DOWN

 

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