roses in the garden

 

This Spring has been a show of red, pink, white and apricot roses in the garden. Seas of them billowing all over my verandah and fences and making me feel like things are becoming much more settled and established here these days.

 

roses in the garden

 

These red beauties are Paul’s Scarlett and they are rambling their way all over my veggie garden fence. I’ve always loved them but this year I love them even more. They are a reminder of my sister-in-law’s beautiful Dad, Paul, who died only a month or so ago now. His birthday was in  November so I now have a really lovely reminder of him right outside my front door every time it’s his birthday.

 

roses in the garden

 

Along my north facing verandah I have Climbing Black Boys going so  ballistic that they are now beginning to cast shade. They intermingle with the pink Pierres and I love seeing them flowering all together.

 

roses in the garden

 

Look at this massive Mr Lincolne bloom! It’s from my climbing Mr Lincolne over the verandah where the Black Boys also climb. The smell is so divine because of him. This particular rose is the width of my hand {from the heel of my palm to my longest fingertip}.  I think Mr Lincolne is the poster pin up of all roses. It’s that traditional deep red and the smell is old fashioned and oh-so rosy.

 

roses in the gardenroses in the garden

 

The pink Pierres, my faithful favourite, are doing well this year too. Not as vigorous as the others which intrigues me because at my purple house my Pierre de Ronsards were Day of the Triffids style! I’m wondering if they might like a little more water than the red ones? Just a thought, no googling has been done on that one. Yet.

 

roses in the garden

 

The chook pen is starting to become covered with roses and it makes me so happy because not only does it look gorgeous but most importantly it’s giving our chooks some much needed shelter for the summer months. The white Banksia rose was a foaming sea of white and then apricot as my lovely Crepuscule started to take over.

 

roses in the garden

 

Crepuscule has a good name in the rosy world. It flowers for long periods of time. It’s tough. Very little black spot or aphids or any other nasties. It’s also a prolific grower so I love that it’s making my garden feel older and more rambling.

 

roses in the garden

 

Can you spot Camouflage Sunny? The chooks spend a lot of their time hiding under this rose and reaping the benefits of the shelter it provides.

 

roses in the garden

So that’s my roses in the garden for this later end of Spring. What’s going on in your garden at the moment? Do you have a favourite rose?

Kim x