The Rose, Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' was pruned in July after it had finished flowering, see blog entry 17th July 'FromThe Top Of A Long Ladder'. Due to the height of the rose it is a two man job, one working a the top of the long ladder whilst the other foots the ladder.
As the scaffolding is in place for the next two to three weeks it is the ideal opportunity to make use of it. Leaving the long ladder in the shed, Ali used the scaffolding ladder to get up on to the platform to prune the long, untidy stems of the banksiae that had grown since July. Further use will also be made of this safe platform to put up and replace the wires on the wall of the cottages that support the climbers.
|Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' Behind The Scaffolding|