Last year, Keith decided he was going to "Prune"….. I actually call it "sheer inhalation"…. "I’m going to get rid of the Ivy from around your shed" was his statement.
I showed him the climatis that was climbing over the veranda posts
"Don’t cut this one, I said and showed him the difference in the leaves….
I went away for the weekend teaching….
When I walked into the shed the next day…..Whoops, the ivy was neatly arranged on the climbing post and the climatis was trimmed back to the ground !!!!! One just grimaces