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Trimming the photinia hedge

Posted by Mari Korhonen about 7 years ago

It was time to let the sun shine on the house again, get cuttings for a new hedge and feed the sheep some goodies!

As the introduction more or less explains, yesterday's program was to take down a photinia hedge that had been left to grow for a couple of years. Being on the sunny side of the house, it was giving quite a bit of shade that in the Australian winter (that i'm currently living) was a somewhat unwanted state of affairs.

Other thing is that Photinia, apart from being a beautiful ornamental hedge plant with bright red young growth, is adored by sheep! So we got about four trailer loads of yummy evergreen leaves for them to feast on. Since the animals on the farm where this all took place are accustomed to being fed with tree fodder, it only took a couple of "maaaa's" from the first sheep to spot me, and in no time they were flocking in from all corners of the paddock.

And that's not all! The third function of the day was to provide a big load of cuttings that can be used for establishing a fast windbreak down on one of the paddocks where a new tree planting will be taking place soon.

A good productive day it was, unfortunately my camera was out of battery!

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My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: The Channon, Australia
Date: Mar 2009
Other course verified
Permaculture Internship 3 months
Type: Internship
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: PRI Australia
Date: Apr 2009
Other course verified
Permaculture earthworks course
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Mulloon Creek Natural Farms, Bungendore, NSW, Australia
Date: Jun 2009
Other course verified
Solar greenhouse design workshop
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Jerome Osentowski
Location: Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, Basalt, CO, USA
Date: May 2010
Other course verified
Permaculture, solar greenhouse design and forest garden workshop
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Jerome Osentowski
Location: Koroinen, Turku, Finland
Date: Oct 2010
Other course verified
Permaculture Trainer Course
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Rowe Morrow
Location: Austria
Date: Jul 2011
Other course verified
RegenAG and keyline design
Type: Other
Teacher: Darren J. Doherty
Location: Vale da Lama, Portugal
Date: Nov 2011
Other course verified
Holistic Management and Grazing Planning
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Kirk Gadzia
Other Teachers: Tamara Gadzia
Location: La Donaira, Spain
Date: Apr 2012
Other course unverified
Mushroom Cultivation
Type: Other
Teacher: Will Borowski
Location: Sydney
Date: Sep 2012

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