All along the east side of my back garden is a row of shrub rose of variety "Knockout". The wooden fence is 5 feet high and the rose is nearly to the top. Knockout is a fairly new variety, extremely disease resistant, vigorous, and long blooming. I planted these about 5 years ago and they have grown to an impenetrable wall of thorn and bloom. Even Smokey is reluctant to crash through to bark at the neighbor's lawn mower.
Retired American Airlines programmer, married to Susan, between us are 8 children and 14 grand children. Attended Wagoner High School, BS from Oklahoma State, MS from University of Tulsa, cradle Episcopalian, my hobbies are photography and tending roses.