‘High Hopes’ is a climbing rose in my garden. Not sure this should be flowering in November, but I am enjoying the memory of the summer garden and a rare glimpse of the sun!
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” James Matthew Barrie
This is a beautiful climbing rose in a delicate shade of pink that is currently repeat flowering in the garden. It doesn’t have much fragrance to speak of, but makes up for that with its beauty and shape.
Also photographed at the beginning of summer here and at the end of the season here.
Stumbled across this gateway in the Cotswolds today. The beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone-wall, dripping with climbing roses was such an idyllic scene.
Bowood House is a huge estate where you can walk in acres of grounds filled with vast specimen trees, see a cascade, walk around a lake and visit a garden temple. If you go expecting to see flower-filled gardens you will be disappointed. It costs extra and pre-booking to view the walled garden – the reason being that this is the owners private garden and it is kept under lock and key!
I planted this beautiful climbing rose in the garden last year. It only has a slight perfume, but it has been flowering for weeks and there are still loads of new buds on it!
Also photographed in October here and at the end of the season here.
We had some terrific thunder storms today and between the storms I managed to grab this shot for today’s photo. This is a beautiful hybrid tea rose called National Trust, unfortunately it has no scent.
This is the balcony at Rodmarton Manor in Gloucestershire. The pretty pink climbing rose against the Cotswold stone makes it look so romantic. It’s not too difficult to imagine Romeo crying out “Juliet, Juliet, I’m here!”
The little miniature rose in my garden has just started flowering, the buds are just so exquisite. I captured this one with the flower behind deliberately out of focus.
A beautiful red rose for Valentine’s Day.
It’s far to wet and windy to venture outside today! So I enjoyed taking some macro shots of a bouquet of flowers and my favourite was this rose bud.
“The rainbow comes and goes, and lovely is the rose.” [W Wordsworth]