… a short top and sides

A Short Top & Sides

This morning, around 8am I heard an unusual loud industrial noise which sounded like it was in the street in front of my house. I looked out of my window, there was nothing to be seen. The volume ebbed and flowed and I took it to be a road cleaner making its way around my estate. Every time the sound got louder I had another look at the street in front of my house. Nothing!

Every time the sound got louder the neighbourhood dogs were barking for England!

In the back of my mind the noise sounded familiar…

Ah yes! Hedge trimming of the bridle path that runs past the back of my garden, it happens but once a year.

A Short Top & Sides

A Short Top & Sides

When I looked outside the back of my house, at the end of the bridal path I could see the the tractor with its hedge trimmer. Despite the rain and wind the tractor was ready with its trimmer for another sweep of the hedges. The tractor went back and forth trimming the sides, also back and forth at least three times trimming the top off the far side hedge.

Suddenly after just over two hours the tractor was gone. The nearside hedge had not been treated to a top cut, let alone a small trim.

Oh well… I am sure the birds that were also disturbed with the industrial activities will enjoy the extra greenery in the summer months.

Sunshine after the Rain

After the tractor had left, the sun came out :-)

10 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2019

10 Responses to “Whatever the Weather…”

  1. Astrid says:

    They came in big, Cherry. Not the normal clippers you would expect for trimming. I am glad they left “some” green for the birds and you… it would have been very “empty” if they took everything.
    The sun always comes out, Cherry ;) ….

    • CherryPie says:

      You are right the sun always does come out :-)

      When I came back from shopping today I noticed that the top of my side of the hedge had now been trimmed. It looks very neat and tidy now.

  2. lisl says:

    It always seems such an unkind cut, Cherie

  3. Ginnie says:

    Well, then! Now you get to wait another year, Cherry, for all this excitement! :)

  4. The Yum List says:

    You’d think they’d notify residents in advance.

  5. Ayush says:

    i am always a bit conflicted on the balance between tidy lawns and hedges versus the disturbance to the creatures that dwell in there, CP.

    • CherryPie says:

      They only cut the hedge out of the bird nesting season. So although there were birds on and near the hedges they were only temporarily disturbed and would return as soon as the hedge trimmer had gone.