I’m continuing my series of galleries of English roses with Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’. In the past, I’ve found this rose quite tricky to capture, but this year, I’ve been more fortunate.
It consistently reaches full flowering a tad later than the others – just by a week or so – nothing you’d really notice unless you observe roses quite closely at flowering time.
All these pictures were taken on the same day at David Austin’s Rose Garden in Albrighton, early in July. Visitors are greeted by two massive beds of ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ growing in front of the tea rooms, so I had plenty of material to choose from.
I’ve seen this rose flowering in Japan and America too and it does vary – hotter climates tend to make the flowers appear more open. The young foliage is dark bronze wherever it is grown.
Though I’ve included pictures of flower clusters to give a fuller impression of this shrub rose, many are macros, so I’m linking to the weekly photo challenge: close up.
Previous galleries in the series include: