I knew we had to do this work but at the same time had a sinking feeling we had done for my early summer delight, but there was no stopping this courageous rose as this year we have the most wonderful display of flowers.
As you turn the corner into the back part of the garden you are met with this heavenly smell along with the hummm of the bees. The whole plant is alive with bees, I was trying to count but it was impossible I ended up lost in the noise and the smell.
Here are a few more pictures of this spectacular rose, it may not suit everyone but it suits our rambling garden and I have to be honest me, I am a bit messy and all over the place, just wish I had its beauty.
I have looked on line for some growing tips on the Rambling Rector and lots of different advice is given, the common advice is
Soil - Well drained but moist - ours is growing in heavy clay
Exposure - Full sun and sheltered but can tolerate some shade - ours has quite a lot of shade
Flowers - July - September - ours is in June
Prune - September - October
Here is a link to the RHS pruning for Rambling Roses - RHS Guide to Pruning Rambling Roses