This week’s photo challenge is enveloped. Once happily established, a climbing rose will cover its support, then smother it with blooms. Rosarians explain that the trick is to match the potential size of the plant with the scale of the structure you want to clothe. Choose a rose that is too vigorous and you’ll have the heartbreak of cutting many healthy flowering stems away. Get it right and you’re in for a treat!
I’m posting these pictures of climbing and rambling roses with a nod to my friends who I know will be putting the final touches to their rose display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show later today – have fun and good luck!
I hope you enjoy the show if you’re lucky enough to be going this year.