I have decided to make a rose arbour this year which I think is a very fancy title to have for four posts sticking out of the ground. I still have the "roof" to put on it yet. My choice of rose for it is the climber Aloha.
I bought two Albertine rambling roses to grow up the arch but decided they would be too vigorous there so planted one at my sitting out area and the other up an old tree trunk. A couple of other old climbing roses I had were planted to grow up the trunks of a couple of trees. Two Compassion climbing roses were then planted at the arch on both sides of it.
Yesterday when I was pruning, my little mate came to sit beside me seemingly begging me to start digging rather than prune! I did scuff the soil up a bit with my foot and he got some grubs and a piece of bread I threw down for him