Saturday, 20 March 2021

Bramble Scars.

 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:

Scratched arms.  They will no doubt make scars like the other lighter visible ones.


More bramble scratches/scars.







16 comments:

  1. Mother Nature moves in quickly, doesn't she, reclaiming her own. And from the looks of it, the bitch can fight.

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    1. 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.😊

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  2. Ooh, that looks sore. Ask Mrs Northsider to kiss it better.

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  3. 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.😊

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Nasty. Reminds me of the scars we got from the thorns on the Bougainvillia. In the end we cut the whole thing out.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.
    Kathy

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  9. 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.

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    1. More pain saved. We also wear gloves that the thorns do not penetrate.
      Kathy

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    2. Rostaing Ripeur Dyneema Lined Cut Level 5 Gloves for Barbed Wire 4544 (The gloves I mention )
      Kathy

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  10. 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!

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  11. Scars worn with a sense of pride. I like that. I have heard tales of drystone wallers putting methylated spirits on blisters. Ouch!

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  12. 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!

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