There are many great things about gardening, but the occasional gifts from Mother Nature, and little surprises that pop up every now again are priceless. It could be a wind blown or bird dropped seedling, like foxgloves or poppies, that turn up where you haven’t planted any; English bluebells popping out of nowhere, and raspberries that spring up where you don’t expect them. Best of all though is the appearance of a rambling rose that I didn’t know was there.
I’ve identified it as ‘Rambling Rosie’, but if I’m wrong please let me know. It must have been planted by a previous occupant of my garden, and she’s been keeping a low profile for quite a while because I haven’t noticed her before. This year though she’s decided to make an entrance in a big way and is putting on quite a show in the shrubbery.