Here is a quick update today on the herb patch I planted a few summer's ago. (First blogged back here. You can see how much it's grown.) All this attracts bees, which is great because our fenced-in vegetable patch grows right behind it.
Every year this clematis, 'Gypsy Queen', enthusiastically blooms and pulls the trellis down with it as it cascades down to the ground. She's so pretty we never have the heart to disturb her. So there she stays, guarding the backdoor.
Another climber clamouring for sunshine. I can't believe the number of roses suddenly growing from such sad anemic-looking vines!