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.


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!

Anonymous 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