Sunday, July 05, 2009

Growing up

The pergola surrounding the garden is a growing space that still merits investigating. The vine was seriously pruned a few weeks ago. I reduced the fruiting shoots to 2 leaves beyond a truss of grapes to create a more open framework. I will most probably take 2 cuttings and replant the old vine in a new spot and see whether we can generate a better growth plan and fruit in the next few years.

The pergola hosts a fantastic rose of which I know not the name but clusters of pink roses as big a posies hang down and shower us with scent and colour.

The two pots hold 2 cucumbers which hopefully will also trail up the posts. I have acquired some boating rope which I intend to coil around the pergola to enable some climbers to hold onto something.

Growing space in the garden can be vertical as well as horizontal.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love seeing your garden - more pics, please. Will you have another polytunnel?
Best from Barbara in Georgia, USA - where it is hot ... but I am happy to report that we have been getting more rain this year!

steelkitten said...

That is a beautiful rose and a lovely restful-looking place you have.

I can see a few comfy pillows, a throw, a cup of tea and an afternoon's reading there!

Sally said...

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Sally x