‘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.
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.
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]
Over the winter we removed a conifer tree that had become a bit of a thug. The roots were travelling under the path and coming up in the vegetable beds. You could tell where the roots had reached, as the veggies and strawberries were not growing as well as the others. Enough, is enough, we thought. Food comes before an overgrown bully-boy conifer, so down it came.