Timing not bad for this photo:
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Sitting through "The Desolation Of Smaug" over the weekend prompted me to think about timing.  Guillermo del Toro was originally set to direct, but because of extended delays, he had to bow out.  The timing wasn't right.  Too bad. 
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Timing is also a big issue in the garden.  Access behind some roses is required to paint the wrought iron panels on the front of the house, and for that, the offending roses must be cut back.  The roses do get cut back, but there is always so much else to do in the winter garden I never get around to the iron.  Hence I was mortified by the photo of them last week.  Hence I was motivated to get out there and paint them.  One down, three to go.  
I'm also trying to clear out the east slope below where the Dodoneas used to be, before it's time to start rose pruning.   
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Need to get rid of the Ribes, too.  Waiting for green waste bin space.
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And some of the Parthenocissus tricuspidata needs to be pulled off the garden walls.
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And Pittosporums to move,
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because I have a roof to re-obscure.
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But the days are short now.  I work until moon rise.
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Must get to it.
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  1. I have to say that roof you want to obscure is pretty easy on the eye and makes it look like you live in Seville. In ref. to your BD post, no mature aloes in imminent bloom here, but can't wait til my capitata looks like yours. Yowzers!

    1. I love that capitata. I wish it would offset.

  2. Beautiful first photo. My husband and I put in our first garden last fall. Thanks for the continual source of inspiration and enlightenment.


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