Monday, 9 May 2011

Feeling the fear

See that weird looking grey thing hanging off that bramble there?  The bit that looks like it's made out of paper mache?  Wasps nest.

I was hedge clipping today and managed to clip this out.  I didn't notice until suddenly there was a lot of buzzing and then a lot of wasps; some of them were BIG.  The client whose garden I was in was around, so I was trying hard to be sensible and professional (as opposed to running off screaming). 

I actually felt much better when I noticed the nest had already be cut down, as I was thinking I was going to stand on it or put my shears straight through it. 

I'm giving myself a full 10 points for bravery today. And giving thanks that by some small miracle, I didn't get stung.


  1. Ewwwww! You brave girl! So glad you did not get stung...once, twice, three times, etc.!

  2. Well done! Those wasps nests are pesky!

  3. How come I cannot make a comment with my typepad account's just deleted my comment. I cannot believe you were not stung. You are a lucky lucky lady.

    Thanks for the salad leaf idea I think I'll have a go with them in the next couple of weeks. As for the azalea - I think you are onto something with the compost. I've definitely killed it. And I will be trimming that mint back under your guidance! Thankyou!


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