Monday, May 12, 2014

Rambling Rector - the rose that almost ate our garden

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The rose that almost ate the garden - Rambling Rector. You may recall I tried to remove it a few years ago and gave up. Severely pruning it back, it just came back with a vengeance and was back to the top of the pergola by the end of summer. They call it "Rambling" for a reason!


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rambling-rector-2 Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

12 comments:

  1. What can one say, but "Wow!"

    Is it fragrant?

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  2. Aaron, actually no, it is not. The garden is very fragrant though with other roses and the privet scent is very strong. I love it.

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  3. The things we find out about our plants when it's too late to do something about it. It is beautiful, but how does one tame a rose?

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  4. Wow! I have heard of the Rector, and his reputation for devouring all that lies before him, but never seen him in action,so to speak ! He lives up to his reputation ! Mind you, what a handsome chap he is !

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  5. I can hear it lurking around trying to devour you too! Quick, run to the west coast and don't tell it where you've gone. It's the only way to save yourself!

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