Mme. Cecile Brunner
A gorgeous little rose - Dick's mother had one growing and loved making little
posies with them.
I have trained my Penelope as a large shrub, but she can be trained to grow over
fences and walls.
My bush usually only has the one flush in mid spring and these
flowers are replaced by multiple hips.
She is very pretty & sweetly scented in full bloom.
A rugosa rose (referring to the leaves). A hybrid & fragrant rose that we added to
our garden about 3 years ago. This is one of the first photos I've taken of this
particular rose. It also has spectacular hips almost the size of a small tomato.
The name is from the area of France that it was raised, Poitou, in 1894.
Sweet Briar Rose (Rosa rubiginosa )
I actually planted one of these when we first planted the rose garden, but
my original plant died out and came up in another part of the rose garden
(possibly from a seed dropped by a bird). I had heard that the leaves when
wet gave off a scent of green apples, and that was my dream to smell this
divine scent. The briar rose is a prickly devil to handle, and I chop it
down each time I prune the roses - they are a tough little plant! This little
rose and another similar one, the Dog Rose lines our country roads - most
probably brought here by the original migrant settlers. Now many treat it
as a weed! Not me!
One of the early Austin roses, bred to look like an Old Garden Rose. Quite a tall
grower in our climate, but the blooms are so heavy they drag the canes down in an arch
which looks quite attractive when in full bloom; and the rose needs some help during this
time. Can be used as a pillar rose or trained onto a wall. Pleasantly fragrant.
A spectacular rose bush in bloom. I have two growing, one as a tall shrub and the
other as a rose tree (on a stem)... a funny story attached to the 2nd one.
Dick and I were visiting an open garden and came across someone selling raffle tickets. I opted for the rose raffle and Dick the carton of whisky. Guess who won the rose raffle - me!
Dick was not impressed at the thought of having to dig another hole for another rose; he would have much preferred winning the whisky!
Francis E. Lester
A rampant climber with plenty of thorns and pliable canes. The panicles of up to 60 blooms make a fantastic display.
Suited for growing into trees where the blooms can cascade. The single blooms
are followed by plenty of rose hips which last for months.
Mine grows over the gazebo, but I have seen this rose trained onto rope swags.
A very popular rose in Australia, especially the climbing version. Mine
is a bush rose, and unfortunately placed next to Elina who has grown into
a mammoth sized bush, towering over me in both height and width, poor little
Gold Bunny grows in her shadows, but the lovely colour catches the eye
every time the flowers erupt into a showy spectacle.
Iceberg, Free des Neiges, Schneewittchen
A very popular rose, the world's favourite rose in 1983 and I featured this
one a week or so ago showing how floriferous it is in full flight. We have
two growing, both freebies from one of the nurseries where I acquired most
of my rose plants over the years. A favourite lining many front fences
in suburbia. A disease resistant, healthy and robust plant.
I assume this one gets its name from the honeycomb colour of the rose. A very low
grower, quite a neat little bush with plenty of small clusters of blooms. This
photo features fully opened blooms.
We have this rose growing over an archway in the oldest part of my rose garden.
She is a prickly customer, so glad we made the pathway quite wide before.
I'm feeling a little better - at last and will see if I have the stamina to
do a catch up on commenting tonight.
Blending the colours
A small section of the rose garden taken from a pathway.