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David Austin's Fighting Temeraire

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Just a short blog to show you a lovely rose in my garden. I planted this last year, it was rather floppy as most of Austin’s roses are when young (or so I was told when I rang them to ask when It first bloomed) although I know from experience, not all.

Mia (top left corner appears to be gazing at it admiringly and I don’t blame her. It’s a totally blousey rose, but very beautiful:-) The top pic is nearer to its real colour, but my camera is rubbish.


I told you I can’t stop taking pics:-)

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I have this one Bornagain and I love it too. Gorgeous fragrance too.

24 May, 2020

 

How long have you had it Waddy? Sadly mine is by the pond so it's at the back of the bed which means I don't get the benefit of the perfume. Still, maybe it will be carried on the air, and I do have quite a few with wonderful fragrance where I can get closer including my old fragrant delight:-))

24 May, 2020

 

Its good that the newer roses are perfumed - the fashion for form without scent was unsatisfying I always thought.

24 May, 2020

 

I agree Stera, a rose by any other name , without perfume, would not smell as sweet lol:-) I have a very lovely rose called sweet cover, but it has no perfume at all so does not smell as sweet, but is so lovely I excuse it. Apart from that one, I think most of my roses are fragrant. I also have a flower carpet rose with no smell (amazingly long flower season)and two with a faint smell. I have a lot of white pinks called dianthus Memories. When I bought them a percentage of the sale went to the Alzheimers society. It is one of the strongest, beautiful perfumes of all of my plants and so easy to grow and propogate.

24 May, 2020

 

I wish I could smell it! Gorgeous colour though, and I agree about Dianthus. My bright pink one really gives the border a lift 🙂.

25 May, 2020

 

Mine is a four year old Bornagain. It started off in a large pot, but when I redesigned the garden I found just the place for it. Mine isn't flowering yet, but I mean to post some pictures of all my roses when they bloom.

25 May, 2020

 

BA yes pinks smell wonderful - take me right back to childhood. i discovered this Spring that Magnolia stellata smells lovely - why did I only just notice that?

25 May, 2020

 

Hi Sheila, the other thing I like about dianthus, apart from scent and beauty is they are so easy to propagate. I just take a piece and either push it in a pot ot in the soil, they almost always take:-)

26 May, 2020

 

I look forward to that Waddy, I do love roses :-)

26 May, 2020

 

Hi Stera, I wonder if it's something to do with the lock down. We hear more, see more and smell more ....erm... I don't mean we smell more, you know what I mean:-))

26 May, 2020

 

Me too BA ☺☺

26 May, 2020

 

Lol BA!

26 May, 2020

 

Another lovely one BA, I`ve just put a pic of one of my new ones "tottering-by-gently" think I bought it because of the name.lol.

28 May, 2020

 

I'll, have a look Phyll, my Mortimer Sackler (your recommendation) is looking lovely, great rose, no thorns and is easily managed......did I mention the perfect perfume too:-)))

28 May, 2020

 

A really Turner coloured one Ba, it's lovely..

7 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Janey:-)

7 Jun, 2020

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