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Re: today

The pruning I was doing was nuisance pruning which can be done anytime.
There is a mulbery tree growing behind my privacy fence and I cannot get to
it from the other side.  So every year I have to get on a ladder, lean over
and cut it down as far as I can reach.  Those neighbors also have a huge
shrub of some sort that sends branches over the top of my fence and also
over the top of my lilac, shading it.  These need to be cut back, too.  I
have a few Robinias (Rose Acacia) that tend to get out of hand; these are
considered weeds by some, but I like them anyway.  They put on so much
growth  in summer that they become top heavy.  I should wait to prune them,
but it won't hurt them.  They say that the best time to prune is when the
shears are sharp.  I interpret this to mean when I get around to it.  I
wouldn't prune anything valuable now, but for the items I mentioned it's ok.

As to being ahead of schedule -HA!  I'm not working, but I'm behind on a lot
of things. I just don't understand.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 5:52 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] today

> Hum.... well since you are caught up and now on your winter projects,
> mind picking up Theresa and stopping here... figuring between you both
> all my undone projects could be handled in a couple of days :)
> Pruning this time of year? Thought that was a spring thing Kitty, or
> have you finished winter stuff and now on next spring projects LOL!
> Donna
> Who has some major pruning to do here....didn't get to it for the last
> two springs and now has a terrible mess on her hands...
> > I was pruning out a few wayward branches around the yard and decided I
> > couldn't wait for winter to take down that big Redbud.  It was 10-25
> feet
> > tall, I'd guess.  Losing it let in some nice sunlight, but the shrubs
> > behind
> > it need to get a bit taller as I can now partly see the neighbor's
> house.
> > Won't be a problem for too long though.  The other 3 trees back there
> > should
> > close the gap in time.
> >
> > Kitty
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