It’s a good year for the roses

As the song title goes, it may be a cliche, but it is very true this year.

Rambling rose

This really pretty rose was actually in this garden when we moved in eleven years. It was tiny back then and completely hidden by a shrub. We uncovered it and later planted the twisted willow tree next to it.

This rose now climbs right up into the twisted willow and cascades over the wall next door too. The neighbours are happy to have it, we have checked, and told them to cut back any of it that they don’t want.

Like the standard rose it also flowers until the first frosts in October/November so it remains pretty all summer.

Standard rose in full flower now.

The standard is now in full swing. We have recently realised that we have rather a lot of roses in this garden They seem to do very well here and are a good mix of different varieties. As I said in the title it’s a good year for the roses.

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4 Responses to It’s a good year for the roses

  1. Sophie says:

    I am very envious of your lovely roses. I would love to grow some here but in my old house they always suffered really badly from mildew and black spot so it put me off. I think I’ll just plant one for now and see how it turns out. xx

    • Carol says:

      I know what you mean. The more ordinary roses that were already in the borders do get black spot, yellow spot and green fly which is a pain and they need spraying. The rambling/climbing roses seem to fare much better. We have done better with roses in this garden than ever before. My husband does spend time pulling suckers off the climbing roses though. These are huge, red, soft, branches, that leap out at an alarming rate. I think if you buy modern roses they are now bred to be much better all round.

  2. marion.pharo says:

    They are a sight to be seen, lovely.

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