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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