Collages created from my photos using picmonkeySo far, 2015 has been a wonderful year for roses here in my garden. I have managed to squeeze twenty-two into my garden, adding to the collection over the years. There is a pale pink theme going on, but this wasn't a conscious decision - it was mainly about the scent. I have got one yellow rose and I have added some white and deeper pinky red this year, mainly in pots. Most of them are in flower now and I am really enjoying the colours and perfumes.
Above top row from left to right: Gertrude Jekyll; Mary Rose: Cottage Rose
Middle row: Jacques Cartier; Ferdinand Pichard; Constance Spry
Bottom row: Chandos Beauty; Bright as a Button; Blush Noisette
Clockwise top left to right: New Dawn; Diamond; Rosa Gallica Versicolor (Rosa Mundi); Frilly Cuff.
Diamond was my most recent purchase, just last week, and this is its first flower. It is a miniature rose with a slight scent but is covered in buds.
I do enjoy the garden when the roses bloom!