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Drinking from the Fire Hose
and trying not to drown

Date: 2016-08-10 01:11
Subject: Project 52
Security: Public
Location:Home and on my corner of the couch
Tags:gardening, project 52, rl, scrapbooking

There's still too much going on and we've been cursed with computer problems. We've been updating the software on all of our computers, both at home and at work. This has not gone seamlessly; I lost everything in my main mailbox (at home) and when I left work tonight my computer and my monitor were no longer on speaking terms.

On Monday when I got home from work I realized that the outdoor temperature was just about perfect and decided I'd take advantage of the situation and haul the compost bucket out to the compost bin as it was getting full and rather stinky. Walking out to the far corner of the yard revealed that we once again have mulberry trees coming up along the fence line. I got out my clippers and an hour and half later I had two large garden waste bags filled with leaves & cuttings and three blisters. Will I never learn?

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User: polly_b
Date: 2016-08-11 02:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's been too hot here to garden, despite some intermittent rain - heat indices have been in the triple digits even when the actual temperature is only in the lower 90s.

Which is my excuse for not gardening, and I ain't got nothing but weeds, basically. Something that looks suspiciously like poison ivy is growing in my herb garden, and as for my flower garden, my few surviving marigolds are being swallowed up in weeds.

Before I tackle that poison ivy, I definitely have to get some gloves, or else.

*sigh* I'm so done with summer.

I think your plywood idea sounds fantastic - if my herb and flower gardens weren't in front of our house, I'd do that, too. Although, I suppose, one could always put mulch over the plywood so it wouldn't look bad.

Mulberrys are awful, aren't they? They come up as volunteers here, too. So invasive. My other big problem is the holly bush some damn fool planted on the corner of my house. We've cut it back several times but it always rebounds like a NBA star. I keep threatening to put a chain around the bottom and rip it out by the roots but I'm afraid if I do that corner of the house will fall into a hole. And, add to that, it's apparently THE hang-out spot for several species of stinging insects.

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