I know my willow tree needed cutting back as it was rotten inside but it looks so ugly at the moment. I spent half an hour this afternoon putting up this screen with some bamboo I cut last year. The idea is that the jasmine and clematis will clamber over it and give me some privacy. As it was a lovely sunny afternoon a glass of wine made from the petals of my David Austen rose Lady Emma Hamilton helped the job along nicely
When the willow looked more like a tree a Dorothy Perkins rose used to climb through it. I hope I can persuade her to clamber over the stump and soften it a bit until it sends out new shoots and starts to look more like a tree again.