Flushed with the success of last week’s thistle harvest, this weekend’s gardening adventure was to start on the gorse harvest. The key dilemma was however, simply where to start!
To test the tools and my stamina we started with a few small bushes which gave a real sense of achievement – a quick win. I then had to move on to something larger that certainly wasn’t going to be a pushover.
My trusty tree lopper did it’s best to break through gorse branches and my arms and legs did their best to hold out. After an hour of systemmatically trimming from top to the bottom we finally revealed a large gorse stump.
You just have to take my word for it that the five bushes we harvested and burned in the two hours of work has made a huge difference to the small patch of land. Only another two hundred or so to go. I think little and often is the key.