Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Wordless Wednesday


Roses from my garden




























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  1. You have many beautiful roses Helene. I particularly like the pink one at the end. What rose is it?

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    1. Thanks Patty, the last 4 photos are of the David Austin rose 'Scepter'd Isle' , one of my favourites.

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  2. Simply beautiful. I just adore that deep rich red.

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    1. Thanks, 'Crimson Cascade' was my first rose, and if I ever have to chuck it out I have off-springs waiting in the wings ready to take its place :-)

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  3. You have beautiful roses, simply too beautiful. Where are the other rose-bushes? The three ones that you have displayed -- yellow, white and red -- they are so beautiful and looks like professional-roses in some horticultural gardens.

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    1. I have 10 roses in my garden, 5 is growing in the flowerbeds and 5 in containers. The white and the 2 pink are David Austin roses, the white is called 'Susan Williams-Ellis' and one of the pink 'Scepter'd Isle' and you can see both in the containers on the photo from my seating area.
      The dark red is called ‘Crimson Cascade’ and the cream coloured is a miniature and grows just below Crimson Cascade in that flowerbed.
      The white flowers you see in the photo together with the yellow and red roses are peonies, they are called 'Sarah Bernhardt'. The rest of my roses are dotted around my tiny garden.

      If you look at my post from 31st May you will get a better impression of where everything is, I made a video from the garden and you will see all the roses and everything else there.

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  4. Beautiful Helene. The pale pink are breathtaking!

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    1. Thanks, I must admit I find it hard to have one favourite, they are all beautiful in their own way, but the scented ones are in a league of their own!

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  5. Your roses are looking healthy and so beautiful Helene.

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    1. Thanks Janneke, I have been chasing greenflies for weeks, they are still here, but not as bad as it was!

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  6. Gorgeous! So many types and colours….

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    1. Thanks Astrid, this is just a few of them, I have 10 in total – and wish I could find room for a few more. ‘Ingrid Bergman’ is on top of my list!

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  7. Oooo...ahhh! It's almost Rose time here, too. I don't have many myself, but the neighbors and botanical gardens have plenty on show. Yours are fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Beth, I have 10 roses in total, but I keep them on the small side by growing them in containers – so I can fit them all in :-)

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  8. Wow... beautiful! I really love it. You have a plentiful roses! So lovely.

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    1. Thanks Endah, when the roses have their first flush, it’s quite special, they never flower as prolific the rest of the year.

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  9. Wonderful Helene! Is dark red one 'Velvet' rose?

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    1. The dark red is called 'Crimson Cascade'. It is actually even darker than you see on my photos, but my camera struggle with this colour. It is such a lovely dark red colour!

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  10. Beautiful Helene! Which are your favourite ones for scent? J

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    1. Eeny meeny…so difficult! I think if I had to choose one it would be 'Scepter'd Isle', but 'Susan Williams-Ellis' is a good number 2. I bought these 2 specifically for scent and that’s why I keep them in containers right where I sit. You still have to stick your nose into the flowers to smell them, but they have a wonderful scent both of them. I put 'Scepter'd Isle' first because it is a much prettier rose, and because it has (to me) a more interestingly scent, with myrrh and spices. I would love to have a whole hedge of them, if you like roses you must see this photo, it is not 'Scepter'd Isle', but ‘Constance Spry’ which looks very similar but isn’t a repeat flower.
      http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-12-09/pixar-boosts-invasion-of-english-roses-by-author-austin

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  11. They look wonderful, Helene, but I am blown away by the staking job you've done on your paeony(?). Wow, that is amazing.

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    1. Thanks, I am not sure I would call the staking of the peony amazing, I hate doing it – but I can’t find any other way that works. If I don’t do anything, they are all horizontal, lying on the ground long before the flowers are out, and I had 51 flowers this year! But I don’t like this regimented look the staking gives so oh, I don’t know….it looks better once the side buds have opened up too, they are not staked all the way up so I let them just flop to the side from where they are staked, it softens the look a bit. The flowers are so enormously big, and heavy too, especially after every rain shower, what do you do with your peonies?

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