Today I was inspired by these flowers in my rose garden. How gorgeous is to sit down on the grass and let the sweet and subtle fragrance of a rose greet you.
I have several shrubs from David Austen’s collection (click on the name to get his book, its awesome!) of repeating roses that I completely adore. The time to go ahead and get your roses on the garden or on a balcony in NOW!!!
Here are some of them in my small garden at “la Ilusion”: click on their names to see more and I suggest you to order some of your own, it you are keen on roses and having your own flowers, its now the right time of the season…
- Abraham Darby (sadly didn’t get to find it on a plant but I found the seeds, not sure how easy it is, but its worth to try) but if not try here
- Graham Thomas
- Scepter d’Isle
- Winchester Cathedral (this I found on seeds, not sure how easy it is, but its worth to try)
- The Pilgrim
My favourite one is the Abraham Darby one because of its rich, fruity fragrance and refreshing sharpness almost like spice. It also repeats very well. and the shape, it resembles one of a peony but in salmony pink degrade. Plus it lasts for a decent amount of time on a flower pot arrangement, with lots of fresh water every day. Sadly I couldn’t find this exact plant to order, but this one is very similar Its called Strawberry Hill ( click on the name to see more)
I hope you enjoy!
here is the Graham Thomas at the table
Here I have Winchester Cathedral, and Abraham Darby together on a bouquet, ready to take inside!