Oh alright then, how about a rose instead ?
This is Rose Handel, a climbing rose bred by Sam McGredy and introduced in 1965. It has beautiful pink flowers in summer. Woah, don't adjust your screen settings. I forgot to mention, it has creamy white flowers in late autumn, and also in midwinter by the look of it, as this is now flowering in January. What ? You've already changed your screen settings ? Oops, sorry.
I bought this rose about 20 years ago. I had just had a rose arch put up, with Rose Golden Showers growing up one side. A friend of mine recommended Handel, so I bought it and planted it on the other side of the arch. I have since discovered that it is prone to disease, but mine is still going strong unlike Golden Showers that I lost several years ago. Handel's survival may be due to it being grown with a Clematis Jackmanii that gives it winter protection. I prune the clematis in late winter, but don't remove the leaves and dead stems until spring.
Still a bit windy today, but nothing like the last few days. The local weatherman referred to the 93mph gust as a lee wave, similar to the gusts in 1962 that flattened a Sheffield housing estate. Fortunately, this time the gust was in a rural area rather than the city centre. Nature can really be a vandal at times.