Dusk was falling when I saw these sweet little roses tumbling amongst some kind of daisies. I wouldn’t have imagined they would make good plant companions, but I thought they looked a pretty pair – the ornate, fully double blooms seemed to contrast well with the simple candour of the daisies. Continue reading “Pink roses with white daisies”
Autumn is drawing near and the colder weather has prompted me to think about sharing this season’s rose pictures before it becomes next season! My cover shot rose is ‘Golden Celebration’. I also took an upwards facing flower, but somehow prefer this one with its heavy blooms cascading downwards. Continue reading “Gallery of English Roses: yellows”
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. Their new white English rose for 2015 was named to commemorate one of Shakespeare’s most independent, open-hearted and gentle heroines: an inspired choice!
Large fans were keeping the air circulating in the nearby Floristry Marquee to prevent the cut flowers wilting, but there was no such luxury in the Festival of Roses Marquee. The conditions were cruelly hot for humans to endure, but to my surprise, the roses appeared to relish being held captive inside a tent on the hottest July afternoon ever recorded in England. Continue reading “Desdemona – a new white English rose for 2015”
I’m sharing this gallery of English roses in shades of orange and apricot in response to the weekly photo challenge: orange. The roses featured are Continue reading “Gallery of orange English roses”