Not frosty outside; quite the opposite, mild, wet and extremely windy, but I am more than a little peeved with the other half, GOS. Frosty in the house! Definitely !
The other morning at breakfast, just before the weather changed, he announced he was going to tidy up the Bramley Apple tree, which in husband parlance means a radical cutting back. However, when I popped out to the garden a little later to see how work was progressing I found him “secateuring ” vigorously at the rambling rose at the top of the garden, which after 25 years now rambles prolifically through two adjacent trees. Creating a fantastic shower of flowers each June.
“Just having a go at this bramble that catches you when you come through the gate ” were his words!
“Bramble” I reiterated “that’s the Wedding Day rambler” “go steady with it please”. “Oooops”, says he.
“I have just sawn it off at the ground”.*******
Enough said. He has paid for the purchase of a replacement to go against a head height wall. I couldn’t get the same so have chosen ” Handel” , according to the label, a “vigorous climber that flowers all summer”. I reckon he has got off lightly myself! The girl at the garden centre thinks the butchered specimen may grow back, but I guess it will take a good while……