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Kardamom
May 31, 2017 7:06 PM CST
My mother has a row of hedges along her yard that although provide privacy, have poison ivy, sumac and what appear to be small trees growing within. Her neighbor told her this then strongly urged her to have the hedges removed. My mom was aghast at the suggestion (and the information) of pulling out shrubbery my dad planted more than 50 years ago, but is considering it. Not wanting to appear unneighborly, she feels she has no option(s). Is that true?
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DaisyI
May 31, 2017 7:49 PM CST
Is the hedgerow in your Mother's yard? If so, this neighbor has no right to tell your mother what to do. Don't let that neighbor intimidate your Mom. Your mother should suggest to this neighbor that if she doesn't want poison ivy, she should not climb through the hedge.

If your mother is still concerned, hire someone to clean it out. But don't take down the hedge.
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Kardamom
Jun 1, 2017 4:14 AM CST
Thank you for the reassurance!!
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purpleinopp
Jun 1, 2017 8:08 AM CST
Agree, don't be alarmed now. It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
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Michigan
Kardamom
Jun 1, 2017 6:02 PM CST
VERY cool - and apropos Smiling Thanx!!
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LizDTM
Jun 1, 2017 9:45 PM CST
I have had that song stuck in my head since I first saw the title of the post yesterday. Oy!
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Michigan
Kardamom
Jun 2, 2017 4:51 AM CST
Ah, your head is humming and it won't go!! :-0
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2017 1:51 PM CST
In case you don't know...
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greene
Jun 2, 2017 4:18 PM CST
Too much fun. Thumbs up Call me one of the voices who stand looking. Thumbs up
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LizDTM
Jun 2, 2017 11:40 PM CST
Makes me wonder....
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Michigan
Kardamom
Jun 4, 2017 6:40 PM CST
Dear Lady, can you hear the wind blow?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 4, 2017 8:53 PM CST
I am so, so glad to be tone deaf. I couldn't remember a tune if I carried a dozen buckets. Tunes NEVER get stuck in my head. Smiling
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Michigan
Kardamom
Jun 5, 2017 7:54 PM CST
How lucky you are to not have "Sugar, Sugar" playing incessantly in the "Windmills of Your Mind"!! I'm all ears!
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LizDTM
Jun 5, 2017 9:15 PM CST
O.......M.......G

I cannot believe you did that! ARGH! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 5, 2017 9:22 PM CST
" Your mother should suggest to this neighbor that if she doesn't want poison ivy, she should not climb through the hedge."

I almost spit out my water when I read this! Rolling on the floor laughing But Daisy is right! As we say down here, "Stay in your own lane!". (BTW I have the instrumental parts in my head)
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
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sallyg
Jun 6, 2017 5:00 AM CST
LOL.
It's too early in the morning for me to complete all the songs even tho I recognize the words Green Grin!
I hope you can find someone to hire who will clean it out well and trim properly. If it shades the ground underneath itself, it helps cut down on the sprouts.

Carry on my wayward son
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
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purpleinopp
Jun 6, 2017 12:39 PM CST
Well said, there'll be peace when you are done.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
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☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
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sallyg
Jun 6, 2017 4:35 PM CST
By the way..
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Stairway to Heaven')
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Life is a buffet (anon)
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LizDTM
Jun 6, 2017 7:27 PM CST
Lay your weary head to rest..... Whistling
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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 6, 2017 7:38 PM CST
Don't you cry no more Hilarious!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

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