Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Roses are Red

Or maybe that should be "some roses are red".  This one is - Darcey Bussell (and she smells gorgeous too)

But others aren't.  These were all open at the weekend and none of them are red - more purple, pink, peach or white, but I guess that doesn't work in the rhyme!

Top row: Iceberg, The Wedgewood Rose, Charles De Mills
Middle Row: William Morris, Mutabilis, The Generous Gardener
Bottom Row: Rosa de Bologna, Abraham Darby, Rosa Glauca.

These are much earlier than in previous years (by about 3 weeks) but as there are many others still at the "about to open stage" I'm hoping the rose season will go on for longer than normal, because they are so beautiful aren't they.


Toffeeapple said...

Glorious, absolutely glorious! I feel that I can smell them from here.

Cottage Garden said...

You have the most wonderful roses Su. I particularly like the Rosa Glauca - it looks like an 'old-fashioned' variety - I love its simplicity.

Mind you, Darcey Bussell is a cracker too!


Vintage Tea Time said...

Wow, you've got some lovely roses - your garden must smell delcious! Abby x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

A real pleasure to see these beautiful blooms altogether. The Darcey Bussell is lovely - can just imagine the scent. Best wishes. Lesley