Six on Saturday | Roses

I have inherited three roses – two white ones in the back garden, one which I think is a climber but having been covered by the rampant jasmine has a very spindly stem from which I have managed to get it to develop shoots and stems and layer them on the fence so that this year I have about 24 buds. And another more upright white rose. In the courtyard a very pretty pale pink rose climbs up the wall of the house, the flowers becoming paler as they mature and they have a very faint scent. And three roses that I brought with me. Gertrude Jekyll which is now in the ground and looking much healthier – 6 buds this year, a lilac rose still in a pot and looking very sick and a red patio rose, also in a pot and also needs some attention.  I will get some photos of them, but for now I want to show you some from elsewhere.

These six beauties come from Bonython Estate Garden on the Lizard peninsula which I visited last week and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the walled garden with its purple border. More on that once I get around to editing all the photos. No names, but some very pretty roses.

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  1. Oh yes. Editing photos! I’ve just spent two hours culling from 102 to 30. And I thought it was easier than words! Lovely lovely roses. xxxx

    1. Heyjude says:

      I may take a year off from blogging simply to purge the archives of detritus! I once grew roses quite well, but no longer. Now I like to admire them and let someone else do all the work involved in keeping them looking lovely,

  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    No matter how many times I see that purple rose it surprises me, but i have mixed feelings about it.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I know what you mean, but this was in a purple border and looked fantastic. You’ll see what I mean when I write about the garden.

  3. Pete Hillman says:

    You have such lovely roses, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not mine Pete – in a garden. Mine are nothing like as good as these!

  4. Tina Schell says:

    Very pretty indeed. Esp love the blush pink one!

  5. What gorgeous colours! I adore roses – love the contrast between the soft blush pink roses in full bloom and the cerise pink buds just starting to open out. I can never walk past a rose bush without stopping to smell the scent!

  6. Chloris says:

    Roses! Who can resist them? Lovely collage.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Chloris.

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