Garden arches make interesting features in garden design. Use them to separate different ‘garden rooms’, or to give some height to a newly planted garden, or even just to grow climbing plants up them. It is worth investing in a good quality arch as cheap ones often rot very quickly or are not strong enough to take the weight of the plants growing up them.
‘High Hopes’ is a climbing rose in my garden. Not sure this should be flowering in November, but I am enjoying the memory of the summer garden and a rare glimpse of the sun!
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” James Matthew Barrie
This is a beautiful climbing rose in a delicate shade of pink that is currently repeat flowering in the garden. It doesn’t have much fragrance to speak of, but makes up for that with its beauty and shape.
Also photographed at the beginning of summer here and at the end of the season here.
Stumbled across this gateway in the Cotswolds today. The beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone-wall, dripping with climbing roses was such an idyllic scene.
The Passion flowers are really enjoying all the warm, sunny weather we have been having recently. They are such exquisite works of art!
I planted this beautiful climbing rose in the garden last year. It only has a slight perfume, but it has been flowering for weeks and there are still loads of new buds on it!
Also photographed in October here and at the end of the season here.
The clematis Dr Ruppel is looking stunning in my garden at the moment and has so many flowers on it. It is a strong climber with large striped flowers and the centre is very attractive. It’s got its head in the sun and roots in the shade so is very happy.
This is an evergreen, spring flowering clematis, the flowers of which are a creamy white and have a gorgeous scent. It is a very vigorous plant, so I would advise you to give it something strong to climb up, with plenty of room to grow!
Over the winter we removed a conifer tree that had become a bit of a thug. The roots were travelling under the path and coming up in the vegetable beds. You could tell where the roots had reached, as the veggies and strawberries were not growing as well as the others. Enough, is enough, we thought. Food comes before an overgrown bully-boy conifer, so down it came.