Not finished after all, as the time available this afternoon wasn’t quite long enough for the Golfer to remake all the trellis, but at least this one section gives us a good idea of what the finished boundary will be like. Despite the blue sky and sunshine of the morning, by the time we got in garden in the afternoon it has clouded over considerably and the temperature had dropped sufficiently to begin to numb finger tips – but it is January!
On the other side of The Wall I got two coats of paint on the framework of the other amended boundary, and also spent some time lopping a ‘mile-a-minute’ escapee from our neighbour’s garden, something that needs to be done several times during the year if we want to avoid it throttling things on our side of the fence. You won’t be able to tell from this picture, but I have now attached three restraining wires to the wall onto which climbing rose ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ (planted in the back right corner of this hot border) will be tied, to encourage it to grow along the wall rather than soaring above it. This is by far and away the thorniest rose in the garden and a suit of armour will be required for the job to be done!
Whilst on the subject of roses I have come to the conclusion that the wall at the back of the blue and white border also needs a rose trained along it – a white, small flowered, continuously flowering rose (fragrant of course) – and the Trachelospermum asiaticum will be relocated. Any suggestions for the rose?