Tuesday 26 February 2008

abraham darby + friends

This David Austin rose is one of my favourites. It ranges from pink to yellow and has beautiful flowers packed with petals. These two blooms are next to each other and show his range of colour. And he is perfumed too :-) I think that these autumn roses are often the best, fuller and longer lasting than both the spring and summer blooms.

Another favourite is the grandly name Baronne Henriette de Snoy (below), a heritage rose at the other end of the garden who flowers her head off with minimal sun, sending beautiful long red new stems out every few weeks for another flush of flowers.

I just love roses despite their problems. My dream would be to have a special picking garden so that I could have flowers in the house all the time. Preferable a beautiful old walled garden...

Lastly, here is the gaudy pink Peter Frankenfeld who doesn't coordinate with anything else in my garden, his flowers are always perfect though, beautifully formed and long lasting on long strong stems so I always forgive him.

1 comment :

  1. Mmmmmm ..... I adore Abraham Darby's deliciously citrus-y scent!

    I'm really fortunate in that my mum owns a rose nursery on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, specialising in David Austins and old world roses. You can't really beat them for blowsy supring/summer fragrance and colour.

    Love all of your rosy posts!


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