At this time of year, the front of our cottage is a-buzz with honey bees, while the rooms upstairs are filled with sweet scent. It’s all thanks to a beautiful rambling rose called ‘Bobbie James’, which is in full bloom at the moment. It’s a quick climber, easy to maintain, highly fragrant and looks lovely all year round – with fairy lights in it at Christmas or when it’s laden with flowers as it is now.
You can find Bobbie James climbing rose plants at David Austin Roses. Our vintage French enamel house number plate is from Frantique 2000 on eBay. Our front door is painted in French Grey (exterior eggshell finish) from Little Greene. There are similar engraved slate house signs at Country House Signs.