Friday, February 13, 2015

Whilst Not Looking

As it is winter we don't spend that much time in the garden as we would in the spring or summer. So it's easy enough not to notice some details, like this climber doing its thing on the garden bench...

Holboellia angustifolia subsp. linearifolia
Only saw it when I was about to shift the bench under cover so it can dry out before being lightly sanded and repainted in blue (same shade as was in that spot before).


I found it amusing so I kept the bench where it is for now. Should we let it stay there and make it a trellis bench? Sounds fun, and saves me painting it too....

Naah! I'll untangle it in the next few days. I still prefer a blue bench with no climbers on it.

Mark :-)

22 comments :

  1. I suppose It will try to climb again! I don´t think the climber minds about the new colour :)

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    1. I wouldn't mind a climber bench either Lisa, only thing is you can't lean on it :))

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  2. I have a star jamine vine (Trachelospermum) that does the same thing. In late spring every year, I have to disentangle the 2 benches by the front door from the vine's grips.

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    1. They'd use anything don't they Kris? They don't discriminate :)

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  3. Hello Mark and Gaz,

    We rather like the garden seat and climber becoming one. But, first, paint it blue.....then retwine!

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    1. Another vote for having both, hmmm...

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  4. Growth! Here it is -20C and we are buried under three feet of snow...

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  5. I suppose it would look very romantic, not sure about being practical. But if the climber wants to grow this way, may be it's the right thing to let it be

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    1. Was thinking about that Klara, pretty but may be too impractical...

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  6. Amazing the things we notice when we get to weeding on our hands and knees.

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  7. I also vote for both. You have so many other great places in your garden to sit and relax, perhaps the vine could have this one. Besides, you could still sit there, just not lean back.

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    1. That's true Peter, and besides how often do we actually sit down....

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  8. How fun! I would reclaim the bench as my own, but keep a close eye after it is painted! It would be nice if there was something nearby for it to grow up on, so that it could twine and hang around near the bench, which it obviously loves.

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    1. You've just given us an idea Debs, might train it on the small tree behind the bench :)

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  9. Looks like a bid for world domination. Make sure that you don't fall asleep if you sit there for any length of time!

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  10. Blue? ! yuk!
    Perhaps I am missing something subtle :)

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    1. It's not quite blue Roger, more like blue green lol! :)

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