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Roses in my garden


By judz


Well, I’m a self confessed roseaholic – just bought another 3 today so here they are for you Pipsqueak – this is a climber – Compassion

Auckland Metro at its best

Tequila Sunrise!

Midnight Blue – very unusual


Hamilton Gardens also named after a city in NZ

Summer Passion – opens out to apricot centre


Hot Chocolate

Elena – a lovely soft lemon

Dont’ know the name of this one but will have to find out. Really long stems – great for picking

Gisborne 2000 – a lovely yellow bred for the millenium – we’re the 1st city in the world to see the sun.

Bergundy iceburg – it has the same flowering habits and form as the white iceberg – really good value

Opulance – photo does not do this one justice…it just looks like velvet

Double delight – a real stunner

Candy floss

Mary Rose – very early flowering

Hot Chocolate in brilliant sunshine…looks quite different

Not a rose but I couldn’t resist including this one…may have to do a blog on sunsets…I just love them

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I have Compassion too, it's so pretty.
I really like Tequila Sunrise too, that's a new one to me - i've not looked at roses for years and am just starting to get back 'into' them now !

1 Nov, 2009


You have some lovely roses - especially like the Midnight Blue and that Auckland Metro. The Tequila Sunrise, though, really does take your breath away.

1 Nov, 2009


Thanks for that Judz. Compassion is one I have never grown but intend to in the next garden as it always gets good reviews from other GoYers. Love to see photos of Auckland Metro if my memory serves me right you paired it with Hot Chocolate, lovely.Tequila Sunrise and Iceberg are stunning and as for Midnight Blue the flower is so unusual and pretty colour.
I will have to cut and paste to see Summer Passion but am sure it wil be worth it.
Thanks again Judz :~)))

1 Nov, 2009


Thanks again for your comments...will put some more photos on tomorrow...had a bit of trouble with the editing...too eager to publish..hehe

1 Nov, 2009


Lovely roses Judz, really love the Midnight Blue and Tequila Sunrise stunning :-)

1 Nov, 2009


Beautiful roses :o)

1 Nov, 2009


Beautiful roses all of them - love the Compassion, Iceburg has long been a favorite and unusually for me I also love the deep colour of midnight blue.

1 Nov, 2009


Love your roses.

1 Nov, 2009


Thanks for showing your roses. Compassion is a favourite of mine.

1 Nov, 2009


Beautiful roses Judz. Candy Floss is a lovely shape. I'll have to watch for that one. Hamilton Gardens is another I'm not familiar with. Its lovely. Excellent colouring. Thanks for posting your photos. :o)

2 Nov, 2009


I think they are all wonderful Judz. Hamilton Gardens. Elena. Summer Passion and Burgundy Iceberg are beautiful. Though I have to say the more I see of Hot Chocolate the more I love it

2 Nov, 2009


Forgot to say I love the sunset pic

2 Nov, 2009


One's lovelier than the next! Can you note by the name any that have exceptional fragrance? e.g. Hamilton Gardens or Midnight Blue (very unusual indeed)? Was lucky someone had planted Hot Chocolate here, but too shady for many blooms: rich undertones.

5 Nov, 2009

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