Autumn tonings in the rose garden
My roses are starting to get that look about them that its pruning time, and
I'll be starting to get into action very soon. We're having a delightful
spell of autumn sunshine right now with the days hovering around 20-C but
the days are drawing in and getting shorter.
These are down near our dam, one original and two that have grown since we arrived.
Notice how green everything is now after the RAIN!
They are popping up everywhere, especially throughout the rose garden, but we can't eat them unfortunately.
The cooling effect
This little rose changes colour with the seasons. In our warm parts of the year the rose is quite a deep pink, sometimes its two toned deep and pale pink, but our cold nights has affected the colour and produced this delicate version of the rose.
This rather large shrub rose is covered in hips right now.
She thinks its spring!
Its Souvenir de St. Anne's, a sport of the well known S.D.L. Malmaison, and discovered
in Ireland. My bush is towering over me right now (about 7-8 ft tall) with quite a few of these blooms opening or about to open.
Wet cricket pitch
On the soggy oval - Clarendon.
Autumn in the Southern Vales
This row of trees were alongside the oval
where we spent Mother's Day last weekend.
Raindrops on the vine
The background of green is from the golden elm with the sun shining through the wet leaves.
This little rose is adding a bit of colour to the garden. I have 3 plants of this little rose attached to a cordyline (cabbage palm) and they have gradually climbed the tall trunk.
Scented rose in May
This one is called "New William Shakespeare"