For a change from bending down I decided to walk round the garden, of course you can't go far without finding another major challenge and this was the Bindweed. I always find the sight of it so depressing and although I have already pulled out lots there were arms full left to deal with and that was less than half of what I need to do. About 20 years ago I noticed and admired my first Columbine flowering in a peach tree that has long since died and a Viburnum Burkwoodii at the bottom of the garden in the opposite corner, little did I know what a menace they would become. Well they haven't quite met yet but the whole of one side has now got Bindweed along the whole length of the wall so not something that can be pulled out by the roots so as the head gardener at Lamorna in St Mawes Cornwall, does, I pull out what I can when I can and try to keep it out of the clematis which is a real battle.
I won't bore you with a photo of Bindweed but thought I'd show a far more interesting climber that is showing it's potential already.