This year the roses in my garden flower in abundance. Although I lost my Pierre de Ronsard, Leornado da Vinci and Gertrude Jekyll rose over the winter, the ones that survived are more beautiful than ever.
The two ramblers: Paul's Himalyan Musk and Veilchenblau are high up the trees, with a waterfall of tiny pink and purple flowers tumbling down. The New Dawn, covering the veranda of the garden house, lost several large branches because of the cold, but recovered wonderfully. The Rhapsody in Blue and my new Heritage rose have exceeded my expectations.
Perhaps it's the amount of rain that fell, the sand I added to the heavy clay or the compost I gave them. I can only guess. What I do know for sure is that it must be a good year for roses :-)!
Is it a good year for the roses in your garden too?
Wish you a wonderful weekend!
Photo 1. Heritage rose, Photo 3 & 5 Paul's Himalyan musk, photo 11 Veilchenblau.
In the bouquet the above mentioned roses are mixed with Rosa New Dawn, Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle) , Nepeta six hill giant,Centaurea (Bachelor's button) and Campanula persicifolia blue.