Posted: 26/04/2015 at 14:31
I 'rescued' a climbing rose from the bargain corner of our garden centre. It was weedy and tangled, and I took pity on it, planting it by my shed. The tlc paid off to such an extent that it started growing like Jack's beanstalk. It had masses of lovely little cream flowers, but I could almost see it growing. Branches would arch out and snare people walking past. No matter how many chunks I chopped off, it just kept on going, and even pushed its way under the roof edges to get inside.
We bought a new, bigger shed last year, and were forced to dig out the rose. Sadly, it hasn't survived the move, but it had a very happy life for many years. RIP.