Pruning Privet in the rain

I noticed the Privet hedge really needed a good pruning when it rained yesterday- the rain makes the whole hedge bend into a low bow that‘s very “The King and I”. I guess I’m behind in pruning them. It’s not my fault. Last week they were just twigs and they filled out overnight. I swear it!


Anywhoo. J’adore pruning and I insist on taking on all 40 some feet, err- 80 feet (front and back) by hand, just me and my Felcos. That way I can really be sure I’m doing it the right way, it’s a 100 times quieter and I don’t need an extension cord and then I’m sure that I’m not doing this to my hedges…

(Photo courtesy of a neighborhood hedge, you can’t even walk on that sidewalk without taking on a serious lean!)

BTW- I don’t want any crap for growing Privet. I know it’s a big ol’ invasive weed but 1. It was here when we moved in 2. It’s awesome privacy and 3. We rent- so stick it.

Hasta la forum, baby.

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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