A living window frame

Plant trained round a window

Isn’t it amazing what man and nature can achieve, hand in hand, when they try?

You wouldn’t think this climber would grow at at all, planted so close to the wall of a classic, sandstone terraced cottage, let alone form a wonderful living window frame. We found it in The Cotswolds, on our way to Hidcote Gardens. 

I’m sharing it in the weekly photo challenge as a different interpretation on this week’s theme ‘wall’. My first submission is quite a contrast.

I’m not sure which picture suits the brief best. Do you prefer the subtle tones of nature or the colourful ones of art?

For those (like me) who love both, I’m adding a second picture, of Rosa ‘Golden Celebration’ growing in a tiny cottage garden just around the corner:

Golden Celebration rose



21 thoughts on “A living window frame

  1. Heyjude says:

    I love the honey-coloured stone, the pale green door, the shutters and the living window frame. So I guess what I am saying is that I love this interpretation of the Wall best 😀

  2. joncrispin says:

    Susan, thanks for your “liking” my Smith Bulb Show photos. I noted that you were on your way to Hidcote. It is a great place. I have close friends in Stratford upon Avon, and we spend a lot of time walking Broadway to Snow’s Hill. Best, Jon

    • susurrus says:

      AranIslandGirl is right – the plant is growing from the small, rather bent stem growing out of the tarmac next to the doorway. Its roots must be deep enough to find water from beneath as I doubt it gets much from above.

  3. susurrus says:

    I don’t think I’d have thought of pairing them if they hadn’t been round the corner from each other, but the excesses of one are a good counterpart to the other.

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