In May my allotment shed burnt down (see the devastation here) and with it the Pilgrim Rose (from David Austin Roses) which I was training up the side.
But rather than dig out the burnt stems I let it be to see if anything came back. From the charred remains a couple of green shoots emerged (maybe the root stock - I'll have to see as it grows). You can see the bare blackened stems and the new growth coming through.
I could make some allegorical tale of this - the Pilgrim Rose coming through the travail of allotment life rising phoenix like (to add myth) from the ashes........
But I won't except to say that all plants want to do is grow if given a chance. Encouraged by this I've seeded the bare patch with grass seed and next weekend hope to find time to build a climbing frame for the rose.