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Gallery of English Roses: apricot, orange and peach

I’m continuing my series of posts on this year’s crop of rose photographs with Rosa ‘Jude The Obscure’, one of the most wonderfully scented English roses.  529 more words


Rose Buzz: Hearing from the hybridizers themselves!

There were so many wonderful things about the American Rose Society Fall Convention, but one of the things I will never forget is meeting and hearing from the top hybridizers from around the world. 306 more words


The Garden Wakes Up

Spring is truly underway ! We have had beautiful sunny weather up to 22 degrees Celsius and it is amazing how quickly the garden responds. The maples have new leaf,  the Snowball Tree (Viburnum opulus) and Carolina Allspice ( Calycanthus floridus) are just waking up, the roses are in good leaf and my tiny shrubs of Viburnum bodnantense and Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) are powering along. 1,065 more words


"I want some red roses for a blue lady..."

So, now I’m back on an up. Or a “level” I prefer to think.

I spent a few hours yesterday looking up roses. See the house we moved into… 510 more words


I promised you a rose garden

David Austin is a rose breeder who has a garden and nursery in Albrighton, near Wolverhampton in England. Breeding new roses takes many years, but the beauty of a rose is something that we English take for granted and where better to see old and new breeds than in David Austin’s garden. 583 more words


Desdemona - a new white English rose for 2015

I took my first picture of Rosa ‘Desdemona’ when I popped in to hug some dear friends working on the David Austin rose display at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. 221 more words


In A Vase On Monday - Welcome Back!!

After my long break I am happy to welcome you all back with my first ‘In A Vase On Monday’ post in July. It seems like a long time since we departed for America and despite the fog of jet lag I am delighted to be back taking part again in this lovely meme hosted by Cathy from… 729 more words

In A Vase On Monday