Monday, September 05, 2005

Epic struggle

We've spent most of this summer wrestling a severely overgrown garden into submission using the best Amazonian slash-and-burn techniques. This evil privet thing wouldn't die when it was chopped down, but fought back against saws, forks, spades, chopping implements borrowed from next door and the moat we dug round its roots (uncovering a good three dozen bricks in the process). The picture represents its final surrender, just after it rolled out of the trench and just before I fell flat onto it. 85% of it is still squatting malevolently in the bonfire patch, charred but unpleasantly solid.


Blogger Lucy P said...

you have captured the struggle beautifully....
if it was MY hedge it would have died before it ever got so difficult... green fingered i am not. happy first days back at school!!!!!!

9:57 pm  
Blogger Jaimie said...

great illustration and very well described

11:45 pm  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

what a great explanation! great action scene from the illo as well. you indeed make it as if id wanna wait til it actually moved. 8)

12:52 am  
Blogger carla said...

Oh this is good! It perfectly illustrates your story, and it shows how stubborn some roots are. Just you might start growing back just to spite you! I love the humor as well as the's a great illustration.

1:47 am  
Blogger Cara Carmina said...

jejeje I laughed for a while!!!


*my children illustration blog!

12:56 am  
Blogger Caroline said...

Has the privet won? Is that why you haven't added to this blog in a while???

9:22 am  
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