On a very wet Thursday I’m joining Cosmos and Cleome for her weekly meme looking at a particular plant in the garden that is looking good today. Continue reading
R. Tradescant, full of flower
This bed was planted in 2009. It consists of 4 varieties of Rose, quartered in the bed; in the centre is a standard Fejoa. Between the roses, and wanting to take over completely, are masses of Gaura lindheimeri. In front of the Gaura is Stipa tenuissima and geranium that I think I would like to propagate to add in front of all of the roses for continuity.
Rosa William Shakespeare
Both Tradescant and William Shakespeare have a delicious perfume, quite intoxicating.
Rosa Queen of Sweden
R. Queen of Sweden is very upright in its growth, could almost be a pillar rose
Looking down (May 9th) the formal beds are to the left and the large island is in the forground, with the small island behind
Rosa Sophie’s Perpetual
Rosa Sophie’s Perpetual, the darker outer petals outline the inner paler ones