I am back in Perth. I did my back in and Jules acquired a limp, so he was off to the vet and I was off to the masseur and chiropractor. Normally this would make for a grumpy Glenda, but when I arrived to see this beautiful sight, my spirits lifted. I quickly grabbed the camera and snapped away. I need not have acted so swiftly. It is even more beautiful now.
As I mentioned in my post on Pierre De Ronsard, I am not usually a great fan of this rose as the flowers bruise too easily for me. But when you see it like this, I think it is time to reconsider.
Every time I open the gate, I brush against the flowers, now, if it had a decent perfume, this rose would really be up there.
Peirre De Ronsard is looking so beautiful at the moment as we haven’t had any rain to damage the blooms. I also think I must had done a good job with the pruning. I basically followed the line of the arbour and the flowers seem to have done the same. I will certainly do the same next year.
As a side, I am amazed our roses are aphids free this year. I don’t know why, some years they are covered in them but this year, there are none. Our roses in Bridgetown are about to be beautiful too. Alas, I am stuck here, so I can’t sent you any shots. I hope these compensate.
Pierre De Ronsard has appeared as Rose of the Week. Here is a link to the post for those who would like more information on it.