The bare-rooted rose climber that I planted in the foundation bed in July has come along nicely giving its first spray of spring blooms:
The plan will be to have this rose climb up, and fill out, the corner of the basement wall and up the veranda support post.
I know that due to their popularity, Iceberg roses are often considered over-used in the garden, but I do love the pearly white blooms and, of course they are generally trouble free, which fits in with my belief of not using chemicals in the garden.
Similarly, the white blooms contrast with the dark grey painted bricks (and lighter grey siding) of the house perfectly!
I shall have to get cracking with adding support wires to give these roses something to climb up and along.
Happy Gardening 🙂