Keep that eye protection on!

kittymoonbeamJanuary 10, 2014

Early this morning I was feeling fine. A pretty sunrise with no wind and I was ready to start pruning the really big roses in back. First up beauty Kathrine Morley who is over 10 feet tall. Things were going along fine until a cut piece twisted and stung me in the forehead. I didn't think much of it until I saw all the blood on my glove. I was wearing 2 pair. One soft goatskin and big gauntlet welding gloves over the top of them. I ran in thinking I had a big cut but luckily no. But it did make me glad I had eye protection on. Why do all the prettiest roses have to bite the most? I guess I need a hard hat for these tall ones.

Stay safe friends, you never know when a rose will bite.

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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

A very timely reminder, Kitty. It was just yesterday that a twig of Le Vesuve, a rose that's viciously armed with tiny thorns, somehow hit my face near my eye, which made me think about the exact thing you're mentioning. It's so easy to forget about these things when we're absorbed in a task.


    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 12:35PM
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seil zone 6b MI

I'm glad to hear that neither of you was seriously injured. Pruning is still months away here but I'll have to put a sticky note on my pruners to remind me! Be safe everyone!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 3:26PM
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