As the rose grew then Mary added an arch to accommodate it and then a second one.
Sadly Mary died about three years ago. I lost my best gardening chum and miss her still very much. Apart from a dear friend and neighbour, we shared many plants and cuttings not to mention allotmenteering for many years.
The Apple tree fell over one winter and Mary's husband asked my advice on pruning so we set too and pruned very hard. He was determined to keep the rose as a focal point and so added a tripod to help hold some of the rose.
Mary would be so proud of the way her husband has carried on with her lovely garden. These few days whilst he is away I am on watering duties. Something I have enjoyed over many years. I enjoy looking around Mary's garden although I miss the chatter and her company.
Today I sat on her bench and took some lovely photos of her rose and enjoyed her beautiful garden.