Thorn In My Side?


Wednesday 29 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

If I said to you, “Hey, I’m gardening this week, doing a bit of pruning“, what would be the image created in your mind?

How many would envisage cute secateurs, hand trowel and a knee-pad? Perhaps sometimes gardening is like that, but seldom around here – fat chance, eh?




Ok, now to reality. I have a range of weapons at my disposal to tackle the trees. This is a small selection of things I wield around to chop, prune, hack and generally do my dastardly deeds around the farm.




But boy, do I need them. Check out this lethal weapon mummy nature created… a cute ‘young’ branch from a wild orange tree. EVIL STUFF !!




12 thoughts on “Thorn In My Side?

  1. pawedblog says:

    I think his thorns are misunderstood! … At least they stand out giving plenty of warning! Not that I would like to test the theory 😉 x


  2. ssgt leslie says:

    wow, those thorns are huge, be careful, can use them as a shrub near the windows. keep people out. ah.


  3. Those thorns like especially vicious. My least favourite shrub to prune in my garden is the pyracantha for the same reason.


  4. Thank you for your posts! I really enjoy seeing them! Wow! I don’t know if I have ever seen thorns like these. About 3 years ago I feel over a fence I was climbing and landed on a nice big thorn and still have part of it stuck in my hand. They are definitely evil 🙂 and really difficult to cut out of our skin. Be safe! Jen


  5. fredrieka says:

    beats a crown of thorns 😀


  6. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    Yikes….look at the thorns on him!


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