It is still winter where I live, and I have finished pruning the roses, but
this particular rose (& a couple of others) had nicely formed buds that I left
unpruned and yesterday I discovered they'd both opened, and here they are!
The bush itself is not an attractive one, quite tall and sparse, but very worthwhile
having it in the garden, spaced back behind nicer looking bushes. The perfume is
divine - I picked these and popped them into a vase inside for us to enjoy.
Another good point regarding this particular rose, it isn't spoiled by the weather,
including rain... whereas Souv. de la Malmaison that also has many petals and a lovely perfume will ball in the wet.