As the song title goes, it may be a cliche, but it is very true this year.
This really pretty rose was actually in this garden when we moved in eleven years. It was tiny back then and completely hidden by a shrub. We uncovered it and later planted the twisted willow tree next to it.
This rose now climbs right up into the twisted willow and cascades over the wall next door too. The neighbours are happy to have it, we have checked, and told them to cut back any of it that they don’t want.
Like the standard rose it also flowers until the first frosts in October/November so it remains pretty all summer.
The standard is now in full swing. We have recently realised that we have rather a lot of roses in this garden They seem to do very well here and are a good mix of different varieties. As I said in the title it’s a good year for the roses.