Every year the passion fruit vine and the jasmine creeps up on the deck and becomes, well, unruly. I don't have the heart to cut it back until it has provided us with the sweetest fruit and the most divine scent of jasmine.
This time though I will have to cut it down for good....The awnings are coming!
They will look something like this...
These awnings will have multi-stops so that they can be moved up and down and stopped where required. That's what the man said!
They will cut out the glare and the afternoon summer sun, and stop my bright cushions from fading....I hope.
I also discovered that passion fruit vines are wonderful or making wreaths for Christmas ( I really didn't want to say that word). The vines are supple and very pliable enough when green and will twist easily. I particularly love the curly tendrils and tend to leave them on. I have begun one as you can see in the photo. Wait a couple of weeks until it dries out, spray paint it, then attach vintage crystals from old chandeliers, old baubles, ribbons - just about anything that you want really.