Well, we had a brief taste of winter in December 2015 as you can see. The heavy snow began to thaw then froze rapidly gluing many plants to the ground. The Sputnik like objects are my new rusted iron obelisks from Leander plant supports. I spent ages trying to find something between the cheap wiry ones and the massively heavy and expensive structures best suited to stately homes. They are each supporting Rose “A Shropshire Lad”. These are first season, planted bare root last spring and have done pretty well.