The Acer is In!

Here it is! I have to admit that this didn’t just take ten minutes a day. One day I did two ten minute sessions and one day I did three. Today I just kept going until all the woodchips were down (50 minutes total). So, 210 minutes in all. Not bad!

For such a seemingly simple task, I have learnt quite a lot.

  • Nettles can have huge roots
  • The knitted side of those thornproof gardening gloves don’t protect from nettle stings
  • Leggings don’t protect from nettle stings
  • If you have ground elder above the ground, you have ground elder below the ground
  • In fact, you don’t have any ground, you have a carpet of mud coated ground elder roots
  • It is so satisfying to get rid of them
  • Ten minutes a day leaves you enthusiastic rather than exhaused

So, time for the next challenge:

There’s an oval shaped flowerbed in there somewhere.

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Living a busy family life in a beautiful place with a hundred and one things to be achieved.
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