Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:08
Looking really good Sara - as someone who spent the first year in this garden digging out similar roots from ivy and some large trees, I know how you feel.
I don't know if it's of any interest, but we've replaced our garden washing line (we had one like yours) with ones similar to this http://www.laundrycompany.co.uk/products/MetaltexSkomerDuoWallMountedRetractableClothesLine.aspx?gclid=CInNk5Gy87wCFQ_HtAodpRkAHw
fixed to the house wall at one end and a sturdy post at the fence end - then when we're not drying laundry the lines are retracted and no one runs the risk of decapitation and the garden looks much more attractive. Just a thought