We have an Ash tree in the back garden which has a rose and a clematis climbing up in amongst the branches. The Montana clematis flowers mainly in June and was planted to mark our son’s wedding quite a few years ago. It hasn’t climbed as high as I had hoped, but there is still time.
Part of the clematis has flopped onto the Philadelphus in front.
Parts of it are doing what was expected and are now forming a waterfall of blossom.
The rose that is climbing the Ash is Rosa Wedding Day, planted to mark our daughter’s wedding 17 yrs ago.
Wedding Day has climbed almost to the top of the tree, a good 50+ feet.
The flowers of Wedding Day are yellow in bud, but soon turn to white.
Up the dead oak in the centre of the garden, we have Rosa Mulligani.
I forgot to prune the Clematis Etoille Violette in the spring and by the time I realised, the clematis was firmly twined into the rose. As they look so beautiful together, I have left them for this year.
I have never seen the dead oak looking so beautiful. After about 300 yrs it is certainly having a second lease of life as a support for my climbers. I think the clematis might be allowed to mingle in future.
The clematis Etoille Violette is in the bottom left hand corner, the rest of the tree is covered in rose flowers.
Rosa Mulligani has a faint perfume, I can’t decide if it is bananas or pineapple!
The new rose in my Sunset Border is…….
…….Rosa Golden Wedding, sent my my nephew in Canada a fortnight ago!
Guess whose Golden Wedding was on 9th July!!
A beautiful cake made by our lovely daughter.
and another lovely cake made by our beautiful daughter in law.
The Happy Couple- Cheers everyone!