Life has been busy, but in a good way; I missed the Easter Monday IAVOM, although I had made two vases one as a gift for our hostess for Easter Sunday lunch and a basket of spring flowers for a Pizza lunch I hosted for ‘Pasquetta’ – Easter Monday. Continue reading
Continuing our walk around the garden I will also show you some close-ups of some of the Irises. A word about names. I only know the names of about a third of the Irises I have in the garden. I bought some named varieties from Cayeux, and some named varieties were given or sold to me by friends (a problem here is that they had named some of their stock themselves for ease of knowing what was where in the garden but of course I don’t remember which are true names and which are their invention. Several I’ve purchased from Italian nurseries call them ‘Pink’ or tall blue so not very helpful. So I will only give names to those I am 100% sure of. Sorry if this isn’t very helpful, but just enjoy them! Continue reading
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits
Rambler roses are vigorous shrubs with long, arching, thorny or smooth stems carrying glossy foliage and large sprays of small, single or double, often fragrant flowers in early summer
‘Veilchenblau’ is a vigorous rambler with glossy mid-green foliage and large sprays of slightly fragrant, semi-double flowers 2.5cm in width, purple-violet with an occasional white streak, fading to greyish-lilac
This is my favourite rose of all, I love its orange perfumes flowers that fade so perfectly. Maybe I love it too because it usually flowers only once a year and so is a passing joy.
Don’t forget its Garden Bloggers Foliage Day on the 22nd, just post and leave a comment with the link. Looking forward to seeing what you have.