Remember me saying I wanted to add chicken wire around the Purple Martin House pole? Well my friend Lisa suggested using Grapevine, what a brilliant idea right? It grows wild all over our property and its free so all the more reason to use it.
If you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve been covered with poison ivy and the thought of trampsing off into the woods to cut down grapevine was a dreaded thought. It was just starting to dry up and I didn’t want to come in contact with it again. If you’ve never had it, it’s just miserable. I alway fight it using this method and it works every time but I still have to go through a bad time before it makes a turn for the better.
But I mustered up the courage and put on a pair of jeans, my Hunter boots, a long sleeve shirt, and a pair of gloves. I didn’t want any skin exposed and off to the woods I went with my handy dandy nippers. I cut a large vine down, wrapped it around the pole, and secured it with a few large fence staples to keep it in place. Then I planted the clematis vine.