I love this time of year – the garden is full of flowering roses and I am happy!
This is just a few of them – I love to pick mixed bunches, who cares about clashing colours? Not me!
From the little apricot bud, which is Tea Clipper, clockwise, they are The Apothecary Rose (or Rosa gallica Officianalis, or red rose of Lancashire), Shropshire Lad, Zepherine Drouhin, Evelyn, Maiden’s Blush, and Alba Maxima,
From this side you can see Geoff Hamilton ( I still miss him) behind another Evelyn bud.