The weather brightened up considerably and we had noticed that our arch in the garden was looking quite drunkenly windswept and leaning over to one side..
We bought this arch about 7 years ago when we laid out the garden, it looked very nice when it first went up and over the years it has looked glorious covered in pink and purple Clematis and white Jasmine flowers. It was a very good buy and we have had good value over the years. Sadly it had come to the end of its useful safe life, and I reluctantly had to remove it. I managed to find new homes for our live Clematis plants and hopefully they should survive the trauma of the transplanting.
Both Margaret and I think the garden looks better and more open after this sad goodbye as the latest photograph at the end of this post shows.