|Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' (Before)|
The Rosa banksiae 'Lutea', at the back of the 13th century cottages, was covered in clusters of small double, deep yellow flowers in May and early June, as predicted in blog entry 20th August 2013 'Radical Pruning Of The Rosa Banksiae Lutea'. These blooms have now all faded and the rose has put its energy in to growth which, due to its awkward position on a wall behind the herbaceous border, needs to be removed to keep it tidy and manageable before it becomes inaccessible as the plants grow below it. Working at the top of the longest ladder Danny, supported by Ali footing the ladder, spent Tuesday morning pruning the rose in to a neat and tidy shape.
|Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' (After)|
|Herbaceous Border (Right)|
Whilst the ladder was up against the wall, Ali took the oportunity to take a quick photograph showing the right side of the herbacous border from above, a sight rarely seen.
|Herbaceous Border (Right) from above|