I really like how this rose breeder gets so much colour into his roses, this
particular rose has a mix of blue successfully edging the deep crimson. Probably
the reason why he gave his rose this name! A finicky one to grow, it hasn't thrived
in my rose garden, but it has hung in there and each year produces these lovely
blooms. No added texture.
Given to me as a present quite a few years ago, this is a popular rose in
the garden, plenty of blooms and a fairly quick repeat performance. The
relative (sis-in-law) who gave it to me has a birthday today, so this one is especially
A pretty single rose that opens in clusters... deeper yellow fades to a creamy yellow
as the blooms age. Average height just over a metre, a nicely rounded leafy bush that
adds a splash of colour in the garden.
Crown Princess Margareta
An Austin, and a very large shrub rose with quite large clusters of blooms which
tend to be at the end of long canes. You need space to grow this rose.
A rose named after a friend of the family of Alister Clark, the well known
Australian rose breeder. A charming rose on a small climber, except I
have trained mine as a shrub.
After reading Gill's comment, I wandered out to check the fragrance, and
they do have a strong fruity scent, considering we've had 40-mms of rain
and gales yesterday and overnight, I can still get a strong whiff from battered
blooms. A limb came down on the golden elm alongside this rosebush, minimal
damage to the rose garden which was saved by the lemon tree alongside.
Have been out dead-heading the roses accompanied by a noisy koala,
lucky for me I did take 100's of photos before this storm arrived!
I've had this rose in the garden for quite a few years, but this year it
is performing so well I had to take a few photos for the record. The
blooms are long lasting on the bush, and I believe it would make a good
rose for the vase, or a bridal bouquet.
One of Delbard's roses from the mid 1970's. A large bloom that really
catches the eye in the rose garden. This particular bush had a dose of
herbicide early in its career and took a few years to recover, and I'm so glad
it did, the colour is a lovely focus point in the garden.
Sexy Rexy (2)
2nd of a series of 2 (see next).
This little bush we've tried to grow, and the 3rd time we seem to be in luck.
This is the first of two photos taken. Just opened in this one, and fully opened in tomorrows image.
We were keen to grow this because a friend of ours is named Rex and he is 102 years of age!
A pretty climbing rose that is covered in these tiny blooms right now. It shares
a large trellis with a couple of other old (antique) roses and a deep red clematis,
and not far from a similarly coloured old rose called Cardinal Richelieu.
From New Zealand... a delightful rose, lovely fragrance & looking very pretty at the moment in the rose garden.
A tree of roses dripping down from above.. we have this growing in 2 places, one
as a tree, the other as a shrub... this photo was from the tree, so handy with the