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How to restrict the spread of a climber?

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 11:05

Thank you all for your replies.  I have the box ticked so that I should have been advised of them, but it hasn't worked .

Oh dear, I was rather anticipating the news, so I'm not surprised.

I am very reluctant to kill it, so I will have to bite the bullet and wield the Rollcut again as long as I'm able to. 

As an aside, I became aware, some years back, that Rollcut anvil secatuers are no longer available.  What a pity, the simplicity of design knocks spots off many (most?) of the fancy offerings we see today.  In anticipation of some day needing a replacement I searched the internet, which coughed up a source in the 'States.  The one I bought bears the hallmark of a penny-pinching accountant - the anvil is no longer brass but some sort of steel.  Never needed to use it though; my original one is still in fine fettle. 

How to restrict the spread of a climber?

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:16

We live in a semi, love our creeper, but it is constantly trespassing next door, and they don't like it. 

I am reluctant, and no longer really nible enough, to zoom up and down a ladder every year to prune it.

If the branches, of which there are many, ranging in diameter from a few millimetres to a couple of centimetres, weren't stuck so tenaciously to the wall, I could perhaps bind them with something like duct/gaffer tape (like Chinese feet). The thinking being that without sunlight etc etc ..... but that is impossible to implement. 

So I am now wondering if there is something in a can which I could apply with a brush, something which will effectively do the same thing as a tape might.   

No idea what it's called, so I took it's photo. 




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