Wordless Wednesday – Views I’m enjoying this week – Bright Light

I intended taking the photographs for this post yesterday evening but somehow it just didn’t happen.  This morning the light is very bright so the images are a little Chiaro/Scuro. Continue reading

May Feast – Rosa Veilchenblau

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

R. veilchenblau with Lavender stoechas

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.

Newly opened bloom

Just beginning to fade

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.