A rare rose and a relatively new modern rose, both just opening.
The Dark Lady and Tipsy Imperial Concubine.
The pink rose is a finicky one to grow, and it can go years with nothing
to show, apart from gummed up blooms that get chopped off, so imagine how
I felt when I accidentally chopped off this bloom on my morning round
dead-heading! The same thing happened to The Dark Lady - both are now
safely in bud vases indoors and we can enjoy watching them gradually
ripening into full sized blooms. Tipsy resides in the back blocks of
the garden where she can hide when she needs to.