An update on the dovecote

Wednesday 23 October 2013

The dovecote after Jonathan had cut down the climber, Muehlenbeckia complexa. See last week’s Diary.

The dovecote after Jonathan had cut down the climber, Muehlenbeckia complexa. See last week’s diary.

The figure on top is a rampant lion, holding a flag which doubles as a weather vane. It is a very delicate structure so the Muehlenbeckia needed to be removed to avoid damage. It was a difficult task for Jonathan, using scaffolding and a long reach pruning device. It took all afternoon gently pulling the plant away from a very relieved looking lion. The plant will be fed and it will continue to clothe the walls of the summerhouse, where it will be kept in check.

Jill

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