My first is of a climbing rose on part of the trellis which screens my vegetable garden and two old storage sheds from the rest of our garden and the view from the house. When we bought our house, the original trellis had collapsed and the two roses on it looked completely dead. I cut them right down to the roots, built a new 2m high trellis and planted a number of clematis. However one of the roses turned out to be alive and it has sprung up again from the roots and now makes a magnificent display in summer. The height shown here is around 2.5m high, though the bottom .5m is cut off, as is the view of the rest of the trellis. I have no idea what variety it is.
I'll see if I can make some of my garden tomorrow, too, and maybe one of my house-tiger (Norwegian forest cat) as well.
Seyheb, is that a "Mozart" climber (rambler?) rose? I saw one this weekend, they are lovely but unfortunately they won't survive where i live. I have a wild-rose very similar to the one on your first detail-picture.
I think you're right, Emma. Thanks for the tip. I've been looking up that variety on the net and although there are some minor differences, it looks like a close match to "Mozart". The differences are that ours has flowers 5cm across (the web says 4cm) and it is more vigorous than described. However I think ours will be on its own roots as I cut it right down to just beneath the soil when I thought it was dead and I think those sold today are likely to be grafted.
It's a pity if it won't grow where you live, Emma. It is described on the web as being very hardy and very disease resistent, but of course I suppose that depends on the country. Nor does it suffer from greenfly, but we encourage ladybirds and don't use any insecticides at all. We love it. We prefer roses of this type more than the closely-bunched double-petal varieties [edit; that's only a generalised preference, they are all beautiful and I do also like the double-petalled climbers in particular]. The bees like this one too.
I need to replace one of the posts in the supporting trellis so it is likely to get a fairly heavy pruning this winter!
Talking of house-tigers, we have two, or rather two garden-tigers as they love to be out in the garden during the day whatever the weather (they are kept indoors overnight). This is Bobby. They are both non-pedigree British tabbys and very affectionate. I will be interested to see the picture of yours.
A favourite bush of ours is Buddleia. We have several, and of course they help to encourage bees and butterflies. The only problem with them is that I'm constantly having to root out seedlings from all over the garden! Fortunately they are shallow-rooted and a quick tug soon lifts them. I sometimes let one reach flowering because they hybridise and occasionally I get a different colour shade, then if it is worthwhile I transplant it. They're not a particularly long-lived plant anyway. They need pruning hard in winter to keep their shape.
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I am not really a Picture person, but I went out this morning and took a few, The roses are in-between right now. But I have others. A few of the roses have buds on them. I will post those when they open.
That hydrangea is a nice colour. We used to have some hydrangeas (last pic) in a border near the front of the house but they were old and dying and I replaced them with various other flowering shrubs and bushes.
I have two Hydrangea, a Light Blue, and a Purple, (Pictured). They don't get direct sun, so they just don't photograph well. They are pretty much the only thing growing that I know the name of. They are also taller than me. I have Rhododendrons as well, but they aren't happy right now, it's too hot this time of year.