This afternoon I dead headed some roses then photographed them.
In the Rose Garden, Mum in a million is chaperoned by similarly hued self seeded foxgloves and gladioli that have found their way from the compost;
Summer Time, already tied up has sprung away from its tether and needed to be put back in its place;
Absolutely Fabulous is on the verge of living up to its name;
Festive Jewel is heavy with shining examples;
and For Your Eyes Only stretches far and wide. This last example is the only rose in the Rose Garden without a splendid fragrance.
In The Oval Bed Peach Abundance is a lavish cornucopia of delights;
Scarlet is represented by Altissimo at the corner of Elizabeth’s Bed,
and by Paul’s eponymous climber now dominating the wisteria arbour alongside clouds of blue solanum.
Spanning dead stumps along the back drive we have sweetly scented Emily Gray.
Compassion climbs alongside the Dead End Path;
nearby beside the patio an unnamed peach specimen sways in the breeze.
Whoops. I pressed post prematurely. I’ll tell you what we had for dinner tomorrow.
What a simply splendid selection!
Thank you very much, Sheree.
Beautiful Derrick.. 🙂
Thank you very much, Sue
I am just imagining the heavenly scent of these roses.
I usually have fresh roses in the house ( before ‘these’ times), but alas they do not have a rose scent.
However , Rosa Rugosa, a bush rose , blooms abundantly in our fair community, despite the salty sea air. In the summer our community is delightfully fragranced. ?
It is good that the scent can be spread. Thanks very much, Sally.
Your garden must smell heavenly. I am pleased to read that most of your roses have a scent as so many modern varieties don’t – what a disappointment that is.
Yes. Since we created the Rose Garden from scratch we were able to make careful selections. Thanks very much, Anne.
You and Jackie grow quite a variety of roses! Deer seem to like to eat our roses from time to time, and knock them back. Rick has to spray them with Deer-Off from time to time, but we are currently still in the “rainy” season, and it washes off.
We have one that has grown up from the roostock (the graft died), a rootstock variety called variety called “Dr. Huey”. It has myriad smaller red blooms and is quite vigorous. the name always reminds me of that Moody Blues song, “Dr. Livingston”. Just swap in the name of the rootstock. 🙂
🙂 Thanks very much, Lavinia. We had deer at Minstead, a few miles away, but not here.
I somehow missed you having so many roses in your garden. How beautiful. Your bloom cycle is way ahead of ours here. Just getting started. Beautiful images Derrick!
Thanks very much, Gary.
A rose riot for sure
Thanks a lot, Geoff.
You made me giggle with the abrupt ending. Your roses are looking lovely, especially Festive Jewel which is already well into the swing of things.
Thank you very much, Susan. 🙂
All beauties, Derrick! As an amateur gardener, I learned about dead heading rose bushes on your blog. It’s amazing how well roses respond to such loving care 🙂
I’m so pleased at that, Rosaliene. Thank you very much.
Nice post Derrick. Your gardens are looking fabulous as always! Great job.
Thanks very much, Gary.
What a splendid array of photographs! I thank you for all these roses, Derrick.
And thank you, too, Dolly.
My pleasure, Derrick.
That area of the garden must be a cornucopia of fragrances!
It is rather, GP. Thanks very much.
Very beautiful! You are blessed with vibrant nature all around you ??
Thank you very much, Marjorie
Your roses are gorgeous ?
Thanks very much, Melanie X
I never have grown Roses. I hear they can be hard to grow.
It depends on your soil, really. Thanks very much, Mrs W
Beautiful post, Derrick. I wish I had a scratch and sniff screen!
🙂 Thanks very much, Jill
How pretty Derrick. Your garden always makes me smile. 🙂
Thanks very much, Diana.
Such an abundance of splendid blooms! The air throughout your garden must smell heavenly.
It does, indeed. Thanks very much, Liz.
In admiring the visuals of your garden from your photos, I completely forgot that it must smell wonderful!
I don’t often mention it 🙂
Absolutely stunning sir
Thank you very much, Gary.
Mum in a Million looks rather nice.
Yes. It is repeat flowering, too. Thanks a lot, Tootlepedal.
Wow, so many kinds and colors….love them all.
Thank you very much, Arlene
I can only imagine what your garden smells like this time of year. I’d trade a bottle of holly scent for your rose.
🙂 That’s OK, we have hollies, too. Thanks very much, Lisa.
Oh wow….. Carole adored her roses….. these are truly magnificent…. thank you Derrick….
I’m so pleased, Ivor. And thank you, too.
With all those gorgeous roses, who needs dinner.
I’m always enchanted by your garden(s)… waves a greeting across them miles…
Thank you very much, Dymoon.
I had no idea til now how many different kinds of roses you have! It’s like a tour through the rose section of botanical gardens, but more comfy and personal knowing the gardeners. 🙂
Thank you so much, JoAnna. There are many more
only the scent of roses is missing
Thank you very much, Yoshimi
Beautiful, no other word for it – just beautiful!
Thank you very much, Sue
I can only imagine the wonderful smell going around ??
Thank you very much, Ribana
So beautiful! And I’m sure the smell is heavenly! 🙂
Thanks very much, Carolyn
These look good, although I confess to not being a big fan of roses!
Fully understood, Andrew. Thanks very much all the same 🙂
Thorns Derrick, I don’t like thorns! I may have mentioned it before!
Just occasionally 🙂
Gorgeous gorgeous! ?
Thanks very much, Julie
Wow – amazing range of roses. The buds on mine haven’t opened yet (in too much shade).
Thanks very much, Helen
Roses! THis made my morning, thank you for sharing all those flowers and sunshine
Thanks very much, Rose 🙂
Gorgeous does not begin to describe your photos. Love these.
Thank you very much, Cheryl
What a wonderful rose-filled garden you have! Such beautiful colors, and as others have mentioned, the scent must be incredible, too. As usual, I enjoyed your clever wordplay on the rose names. ?
🙂 Thanks very much, Merril.
I think my preferred are Festive jewel and Peach abundance. I don’t know why but wordpress keeps unsubscribing me from your posts and I have to keep following again.
Another of their glitches, Geetha. I suppose we should be grateful that it works at all. Thanks very much, especially for persevering..
I definitely catch up through other means like looking you up on the reader to check your posts.
You do, indeed – for which I am grateful
Beautiful flowers with wonderful names. Hope you all are keeping fine Derrick.
Thank you very much, More
Absolutely gorgeous. Regarding the new editor, I believe they have text boxes and picture boxes, boxes galore. But again you are doing very well. I love the little birds.