In my previous Suffolk garden I had some wonderful rampant roses including an old yellow-flowered rose named as ‘Tostock Yellow’. This is a vigorous and prickly climbing rose and its flowers that went on for weeks and weeks opened almost apricot then turned yellow to cream. Apparently it used to grow against the wall of the old post office in a village called Tostock in Suffolk.
A friend of mine, Ivan Dickings, a skilled grafter and plantsman grafted material from the original plants and now it grows in many Suffolk gardens. But it is difficult to find for sale anywhere. I recently had a new plant from Ivan and am waiting for its first flowering next year. In the meantime I went back to my old garden (by invitation) and the people who live there now said I could take some material from it and I am trying to strike cuttings. The reason is that the Suffolk Heritage Garden that is being established at the Suffolk Punch Centre at Hollesley, Woodbridge would like to have specimens of this rose to grow on the pergola at the garden.