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Old 03-30-2013, 10:40 PM
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Making Bush Trimming A Little Easier

I see threads about how difficult it is to deal with bush trimmngs. Here are some bad boy roses that I trimmed.

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You can see that these are big time thorns

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Now here are the 2 buckets of stuff all nice and neat to put
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In case you are wondering how I reduced them down it was with
the hedge trimmer. You roll them up and cut down thru them and then
roll them and cut etc etc until you have little bitty pieces. Now if I had
a mower at the site I would use it.

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:50 PM
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:58 PM
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great idea, but how do you get em all rolled up without pokin yourself a million times?
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:58 PM
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I do the same thing but with the sthil kombi. Standing back a little saves blood. Everyone has the newer knockout roses and wacking at them with hedge trimmers doenst seem to hurt them.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:05 AM
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prune, rake onto a tarp, pull together 4 corners of the tarp, tie and toss on the truck... too much monkey business with pails, buckets or even pots... JMO...
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:37 PM
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great idea, but how do you get em all rolled up without pokin yourself a million times?
You use the rake and then when in a pile you use the trimmer to move them around it makes a great grabber tool. I usually use my foot to roll them over and over as the pieces get smaller.
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You use the rake and then when in a pile you use the trimmer to move them around it makes a great grabber tool. I usually use my foot to roll them over and over as the pieces get smaller.
Thanks for this idea, I've got a bed makeover that includes a drastic trimming for 10 of these things.
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great idea, but how do you get em all rolled up without pokin yourself a million times?
I use goatskin welding gloves around my roses.
The goatskin takes the thorns pretty well. With regular work gloves with a cloth back, the thorns always seem to be getting my knuckles.
With welding gloves, there is leather all around your fingers, and the leather cuff gives plenty of coverage:

http://www.bakersgas.com/JOH24C.html
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:12 PM
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I use goatskin welding gloves around my roses.
The goatskin takes the thorns pretty well. With regular work gloves with a cloth back, the thorns always seem to be getting my knuckles.
With welding gloves, there is leather all around your fingers, and the leather cuff gives plenty of coverage:

http://www.bakersgas.com/JOH24C.html
Thanks for posting the link to the gloves...not a bad price.
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