This is an absolutely glorious frilly/girly tart of a Rose. “Pink” doesn’t even begin to describe her! She also has the advantage of an “old-fashioned rose scent”. Apparently the “Nation’s Favourite Rose”, I’m very fond of her as well. She has suffered enormous abuse in the years since I acquired her (chiefly an inability to prune her, 3 devastating whitefly attacks and at least 2 years where I didn’t fertilise at all). Despite all this she is now ensconced in the “forever garden” (which we moved to in in August 2015). She’s had a little love (ok, blood, fish + bone) sprinkled about, and a little haircut (think short back + sides), and is looking ridiculously smug about it all. Despite the huge amounts of ground I could put her in, she remains in her original glazed grey/green pot
This planting is in the Container Flowers garden .
Latest Milestone Budding
Budding day 730
Needed some spray for the aphids!
Budding day 144
hasn’t responded too well to the pruning, but this looks like it’s the start of a second flush
Blooming day 106
Final flower for Bloom Day!
Pruning day 99
Blooming day 75
And I’ve counted another 18 buds!
Blooming day 62
Budding day 50
Purchased day 0