Posted: 17/03/2012 at 18:54
I have been out in the garden today restoring order, including cutting back and extraordinary tangle of dead branches and shoots muddled up with the rambler I am retying to its supports.
It has stout pithy stems, reminiscent of elder, mid-green leaves, some of which have survived the winter, and in October, when I moved in, it still had loose sprays of small white flowers.
It's multi-stemmed and is coming up in the border, from INSIDE the wall it's growing against and appears to be shooting from a buried stem almost like a runner. Most extraordinary is the way it's roted itself into the wall where there are loose stones, about seven feet up.