This rose, Wedding Anniversary, was given to us by the owners of a rented house we stayed in many years ago - it was our wedding anniversary, so a very nice gift from them. It sends out individual, large roses first, then after they are pruned off, it then sets these nice, but smaller, candelabra flowers.
Their leaves get munched on terribly (probably ear wigs) but these flowers are highly attractive to the bees, hover-flies and some butterflies. On the second picture, you can see a bee just beginning to take off!
We filled it back up, to a depth of around 2 inches, with some of the original worm compost, some garden compost, bought in compost, shredded paper and some lettuce leaves. They dived down very quickly into it so hopefully will be alright.
We think a lot of rain had gotten into it as the compost was very wet and the liquid drawer was full. DB chucked it all away before I could tell him not to. My fault, he is not a gardener and I just asked him to drain it and he did! :(
Anyway, after I had sulked for a while and he had wisely gone into the garage, he came up with the beginnings of a roof for winter. It just needs its top and should work a treat.
Within a week, DB has fashioned a lid out of spare bits of an outdoor table, brought back form DS. and FDiL. Here it is, finished and back in place, with a hook to hold the lid up when required. Ah, ain't love grand!