Back (way back) in 2014, I planted a rose. It was the subject of my very first blog post. You can read more about it in Archives, if you so wish!
This is what it looked like then:
It took a long time, but eventually it started to produce flowers:
It grew and grew. After all, it is a climber.
Disaster struck last autumn when a gale tore it from the wall:
When calmer weather returned, I cut back the branches, which were far too long and heavy for the wire netting that had previously supported them.
Now back in place, the rose has been pruned quite hard. I checked what Monty Don had to say about it first, of course!
Now, let’s wait and see….