Today was a good day to work outside. It was the one day of Spring lately allowed by Mother Nature each week. I decided I should try to do something about the beautiful euonymus vine which last year became an invasive prehistoric plant attaching itself to my shed and actually snaking between the boards and the roof - growing INSIDE the shed. I have always wanted vines on my house, but John was adamant that vines are not good for the mortar. So, when I saw this euonymus vine getting bigger each year, and when John didn’t say anything, I let it have its way with my old wooden shed. Until today.
|John sawing away at the base of the thick vine.|
Only intending to use my new handy dandy trimmers to cut off the top branches of this vine, I took my step ladder and set it up. As I studied the situation I was horrified to see that this vine was now like a tree trunk and had actually grown into the joint of two of the walls. It was literally ONE with the shed. Now was the time for John to get involved. After he got over the shock of seeing a growing vine taking over his shed, he had to take a saw to the bottom of the vine right at the root. And that is the end of the beautiful vine which climbed over the top of my shed each summer.