Sunday, 15 February 2009

Roses in May

These roses are so gorgeous and I love all the colours together. They bloomed early in 2005, and the varieties in this shot include Madam Caroline Testout - an old hybrid tea climber (c. 1901), Charles de Mill - a beautiful deep crimson rose of the Gallica family(c. 1790), Constance Spry - the first David Austin English rose and so beautiful (c. 1961)- and it grows so strong it climbs high filling the air with it's gorgeous scent! the one at the topon the left is Zephirine Drouhin (c. 1868), another old climber, this lovely clear pink rose is delightful in bloom.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I am really enjoying reading your blog, its just lovely! Such beautiful roses, both painted and real, they make me dream of summer!