I spent a few hours clearing some overgrown Fuschia bushes entangled in brambles on Friday. It was a lovely day and it wasn't long before I needed to take my jumper off. I knew this wasn't a good idea but I was sweating.
I use to own an England football team cotton drill top with long sleeves which was brilliant for gardening, protected my arms and kept me cool. I asked Mrs Northsider to take some photos of my battle scars this morning:
More bramble scratches/scars.
Mother Nature moves in quickly, doesn't she, reclaiming her own. And from the looks of it, the bitch can fight.ReplyDelete
She does move in quickly Debby. I wouldn't like to come home drunk and have her waiting there with her frying pan to hit me.😊Delete
Ooh, that looks sore. Ask Mrs Northsider to kiss it better.ReplyDelete
Believe it or not JayCee it's not sore. Blackberry brambles have thorns but they never fester. Another nice day here on the Irish Riviera. I think the showers start on Tuesday. At least we've had one week of Summer.😊ReplyDelete
It's usually unhappy teenage girls who are into self-harming not strapping 57 year old blokes. You may need counselling sessions. Talking therapy is a good way of coming to grips with these self-destructive urges.ReplyDelete
She's a rough lass that Brenda Brambles. I didn't know she was into S and M. I arranged to meet her in M and S.ReplyDelete
Nasty. Reminds me of the scars we got from the thorns on the Bougainvillia. In the end we cut the whole thing out.ReplyDelete
They are only deep scratches Linda. I believe there are thornless brambles and thornless Bougainvillea. I have seen Bougainvillea in Spain and Portugal and they are incredibly beautiful and soften the architectural shape of a building. Thanks.ReplyDelete
We find the protective cut resistent sleeves protect us.they come in full lenth or elbow length, Save a lot of blood stains ! We have spent the last couple of weeks cutting out brambles for a few houts each day, A neverending job.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kathy. I didn't know cut resistant sleeves existed, I just Googled them. They are very reasonably priced. I also always wear an hat when I'm gardening. I can't remember the number of times a branch or bramble have caught my hat instead of my face. Like you say, a never ending job. Thanks.ReplyDelete
More pain saved. We also wear gloves that the thorns do not penetrate.
Rostaing Ripeur Dyneema Lined Cut Level 5 Gloves for Barbed Wire 4544 (The gloves I mention )Delete
When I used to rock climb on gritstone our hands would be red raw from jamming them in the vertical cracks - we wore the scars with a sort of pride; the sign of a hard day at the office!ReplyDelete
Scars worn with a sense of pride. I like that. I have heard tales of drystone wallers putting methylated spirits on blisters. Ouch!ReplyDelete
Hi The bike shed. Scars worn with a sense of pride. I like that. I have heard tales of drystone wallers putting methylated spirits on blisters. Ouch!ReplyDelete