I finally (after nine years of watching it grow) put its long stems up onto a teepee, the heavy buds hang heavy like trumpet flower- but its happy.
I have no idea what variety it is- and I'm not even sure it is a climber, but each year with healthy pruning, its arms got longer and longer, ever reaching up and out.
Slightly fragrant, wistfully romantic- heady with time gone by- I'm so glad I didn't donate you to a neighbor.
My mother gave me this- "Veilchenblau" a couple of years ago for Mother's Day- it has gone absolutely crazy with blooms.
(Pay no attention to what lays behind this teepee...I've only got so far on my "jungle" weeding....)
Little sprinkles, tiny treats- faintly smelling sweet.
I haven't told either of these two dear ladies that they are about to be joined by a third.
("Night Owl" came home with me this weekend....) Where to put her?
I hope they don't believe in two's company....