A survivor climber: this home grown beautiful rose has scrambled 15ft in 4 years up a wall and onto a fence from a mere base of concrete yard, with roots covered in bricks and earth behind a ‘bath garden’. The roots may even have grown up into the bath garden. Early May flowers are pure white, later summer flowers have peachy tinge and much fuller frilly petals. Colour tones vary in changing light, and even rain can result in magenta spots on petals. I had to build a platform to prune it! Climber noisette rose, vigorous and thornless, hybridised in France by J. Schwartz in 1879. RHS gold Merit.