I love roses and have gradually built up quite a collection in the borders and in pots. Various shades of pink are my favourite but I am branching out into deeper shades and the odd apricot and white too. All of the roses are scented, but some have a stronger fragrance than others. Above, top row l to r: Jacques Cartier, Constance Spry, Arthur de Sanchal (my latest purchase); middle row, l to r: Gertrude Jekyll, Bright as a Button, Ferdinand Pichard; bottom row l to r: New Dawn, Frilly Cuff and Cottage rose. I hope I have identified them correctly, but it is quite difficult, as several of them do look very similar.
Above top row l to r: For Your Eyes Only, Chandos Beauty, William Shakespeare 2000, middle row Molineux, bottom row l to r: Madame Hardy, Mary Rose and Rosa Mundi.
My patio peonies have done well despite the rain. Above on the left is Madrid, in the middle is a new one this year, Rome and on the right is the one poppy flower which wasn't ruined in the rain. I have Patio Peony Kiev too, but it hasn't flowered this year.
Loving your vivid garden.ReplyDelete
And thrilled to hear of someone else who ONLY has scented roses. A rose without a scent doesn't deserve the name as far as I am concerned.
Thanks, EC. I am always disappointed when I am visiting gardens if I go to smell a rose and there is nothing. It doesn't matter how beautiful they are to look at, they have got to be scented too. Some of mine have only a light fragrance, but they all have something!Delete
There are a lot of pink roses - I hadn't really appreciated just how many I had got until I took the photos. I am hoping for a bit of sunshine during July to release the fragrance more.
What a delightful post; your roses and peonies are such delicious colours. My two huge poppies seem to have disappeared, I haven't seen them this year. That your roses are all perfumed is a bonus, there is nothing quite like the smell of a rose. The petunia is lovely and well named too.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Toffeeapple. I have gradually increased my collection of roses over the years. I did have a large Sarah Bernhardt peony once, but it got some kind of disease and gradually died off. Since then, I haven't had any peonies, until last year, when I discovered the patio peonies, which are specially bred to be more compact and be happy in pots. They have been lovely and 'Rome' has a delicate lemon scent which was a pleasant surprise. The scent of roses is one of my favourites too.Delete
So far, the petunia has coped really well with all the rain and is looking good. I think it may well become an annual purchase!
thanks for the advice on the clematis, we have been giving it the run of the mill feed but as you say it's done nothing but rain for a bout 2 weeks. Now the wind is battering it and turning some of the tender leaves and flower buds black, I am a bit sad about the garden this year, especially my Rowan tree. Still that's nature.
Have a good weekend and thanks again for bothering to comment.
Thanks, Briony. I think some clematis are definitely more tricky than others. Feeding it might help (so would a bit more sun). Keep positive - the good thing about gardening is that the garden will be better next year!Delete
Oh wow, I love that petunia. (I also love marmite) :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cherie. I love it too and it is doing really well in my hanging baskets. I also love Marmite, but it has to be spread thinly!Delete
Gorgeous flowers, the petunia is most unusual - I can see where it gets its name from.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Hawthorn Spellweaver and welcome. The roses have done well this year even if their flowers have been rather ruined by the rain. The petunia was an impulse buy but I'm glad I bought it (I then had to go and buy two more!)ReplyDelete
Your roses are so beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Amy. I can't seem to stop buying roses, but really must now - trying to get down the garden is like an assault course! (I bet if I saw another rose I liked, I'd buy it though!)Delete