I know it looked lovely with that profusion of flowers from the clematis and passionflower but, it had just got too much so this weekend I had to do the dirty deed…..
…..I was out their with my secateurs and before long, I had lost my qualms about hacking down blooming flowers….
I have now got the beginnings of a rose garden here in Lewes without the jungle look that I had hoped to control but, let’s admit it, I failed. I shall now endeavour to weave my climbing roses into a multi-coloured hedge. There is now plenty of room for them and for me.