A Prickly Endeavor

For the past few years I’ve known that the arbor I had built at the top of the back hill several years ago was succumbing to the elements. I’ve been hoarding new cedar branches with the thoughts of building a new one. But the thought of tackling the huge New Dawn Rose that is growing on it had discouraged me from actually getting started.
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When we went out to check the chickens one evening Mr.C pointed out that the arbor “might need some work”…
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Um, yeah… I guess I’d better get on that before it collapses right onto some one’s head!
So, I began the slow, tedious and job of trimming back the vicious rose without sacrificing the long canes. After many scratches I was able to pull the canes away from the arbor and fold them back while I worked on the new one.
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Since no cedar trees were available for the four main posts, I had to use treated fence posts for those. I ran out of branches so I’m not satisfied with how it looks yet but here’s what I’ve done so far…
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4 Responses to A Prickly Endeavor

  1. caprik says:

    You are doing a fine job there Schmenky!

  2. Steph says:

    It looks great!!

  3. warren says:

    It’s gonna look great once it grows back in..well done!

  4. deb says:

    The rose will eventually hide all your work, so as long as its strong enough for the mighty New Dawn ….but it does look great!

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