|this is the arbor between the house and the shop|
|this is the honeysuckle that hasn't been trimmed in years on the shop|
|this is the view from the other side of the arbor|
I was pretty sure these had not been trimmed for several years and a couple of the plants were dead as of last summer.
I wanted to leave enough base for the vines to be trained onto and yet get rid of the spider home, robins nest, moldy leaves part. Somewhere in that process I realized I probably should have had a mask on...sigh!
These things are all dead twigs and the big parts come off like a tumbleweed. They are hideous to cut! I will love them again when they bloom but I was about ready to rip them all out at one point! The dead parts were hard as a rock and my arms looked like the cat and I had a fight, and I was picking little twigs out of my hair all evening! The amount of dust that had built up in them was amazing and it was only the electric hedge trimmer that kept me going! :)
|Yes this is much better!!|