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 the pictures above 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. Below, I’m adding in a couple of pictures taken more recently.
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, inspired by the weekly photo challenge: close up.
Other galleries in the series include: