The Spring Awakening
Each day more and more roses begin opening...and the bluebells are still in bloom
but soon they will fade and the roses will take over.
A different combination of camera and lens as I work out whether it was the
lens or camera that was at fault. It is definitely the Tamron lens that
needs replacing... so a delay in new close-up images of the spring roses.
A well known rose, and one of the first to bloom this season, at present
surrounded by bluebells
'Souvenir d'un Ami'
One of the best loved roses of Victorian England, the name means 'in remembrance of a friend' though this one was bred in France back in 1846.
Intensely fragrant. Bush is vigorous and tall with quite a spread.